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Impact DC Day 5!

Posted on 07/17/2014 @ 10:00 PM

Today started off with a later wake up time as all the participants got to sleep in an extra half hour. With the extra rest, we were very excited to visit the headquarters of the Human Rights Campaign, the National Coalition for the Homeless, and the Natural Resource Defense Council. Participants had a blast learning from the representatives of these organizations as they explained their purpose and how they could impact their communities. After a relaxed and long lunch, teens heard from Mandee Heinl, a lobbyist from the Baltimore Jewish Council, as she explained how her organization stands up for Israel in local and national legislation. Next, participants had the opportunity to hear from Oren Marmorstein, a representative from the Israeli embassy about the current situation in Israel. Teens from all around the world were on the call as BBYO hosted it in DC. The teens then discussed what they heard and learned from the call and shared their feelings and opinions with each other. Dinner commenced, and the daily advocacy session began followed by a fruitful circle. Laila Tov!

This blog post was written by Shea Fallick (Rocky Mountain Region)

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Teens visiting the National Coalition for the Homeless

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