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Civics In Action! Washington D.C. 2018


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Highlights from the 2018 trip!


  • Fox News

  • Garrett Haake, MSNBC (Interviewed by our student journalists as he raced to cover a breaking story!)


Policy Experts:

  • Jeremy Bash – Former Chief of Staff at the Department of Defense & CIA

  • Kate Bedingfield – Former Communications Director for Joe Biden

  • Amy Dacey – Former CEO of the Democratic National Committee

  • Eric Fanning – Former United States Secretary of the Army

  • Doug Heye – Former Communications Director for the Republican National Committee, CNN Political Commentator & WSJ contributor, Harvard IOP fellow

  • Jen Psaki – Former White House Communications Director for Barack Obama

  • Stuart Delery - Acting Associate Attorney General of the United States, the third-ranking position at the U.S. Department of Justice


Law Makers:  

  • Senator Richard Blumenthal (Interviewed by student journalist who stopped the Senator on his way to a meeting!)

  • Senator Roy Blunt

  • Senator Dianne Feinstein

  • Senator Kamala Harris

  • Senator John McCain – Meeting with his Director of Communication

  • Senator Shelley Moore Capito

  • Senator Patricia Murray

  • Representative Nanette Barragan

  • Representative David Cicilline

  • Attended a Senate Finance Committee meeting


  • American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)

  • Born Free USA

  • Child Labor Coalition

  • Global Fund for Children

  • Human Rights Campaign (HRC)

  • International Labour Organization

  • International Fund for Animal Welfare

  • National Geographic

  • Save the Children Action Network

  • World Wildlife Fund

Government Agencies:

  • Environmental Protection Agency

  • Global Change Research Program

And Fun!:

  • National Museum of African American History & Culture

  • Newseum

  • Air & Space Museum

  • U.S. Capitol

  • Jefferson Memorial

  • Lincoln Memorial – (where students recited the Gettysburg Address)

  • Policy group dinners at restaurants chosen based on 6th grade country reports!

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