Thursday, October 25, 2007

October 18, 2007

Today kicked off the March of Dimes Volunteer Leadership Conference with some very exciting stuff!! And for those of you who know me, you know that I am about the least *political* person around, but today was pretty darn cool!

This was our wonderful Iowa group heading to the Hill! We were lobbying to our Representatives and Senators about the CHIP bill, funding for the Preemie Act and funding for newborn screening tests in all 50 states.

Stacey, Me and Shonda
Before heading out to talk to the Representatives and Senators we had the honor to hear Anne Roosevelt speak. She is the granddaughter of Franklin D. Roosevelt and is still very involved in the March of Dimes, which her Grandfather founded! We also got our picture taken with her!!!This was also the room where JFK announced his run for presidency and where the Watergate trials took place.

This is Representative Latham from Iowa. He really made us feel welcome and was extremely nice and helpful!
After all the walking on The was good to sit down to a yummy dinner with good friends Kara and Stacey!

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