Me the People

Me the People

by Barbara Koontz


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Go on a journey with me to Washington, DC. I was a twenty-two-year-old girl in 1975 who got to experience behind the scenes working in congress! It has been forty-two years since I wrote my diary and experienced Washington, DC, fi rsthand. You can come with me to the Chinese Embassy, come meet President Ford, go to the House and Senate fl oors with the members of congress. The congressional intern program is fantastic with many town-hall meetings and fantastic speakers. Fast forward to today. Nothing has changed! All the frustrations we are experiencing in congress today are the same as they were forty-two years ago! I am sharing my diary with you and want to encourage young people to challenge our elected offi cials. You too can go to Washington and see fi rsthand how our government works without being elected to offi ce. Washington needs a lot of help!

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ISBN-13: 9781543447224
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Publication date: 08/25/2017
Pages: 66
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.16(d)

About the Author

I am a wife, mom, daughter and grandma in a wonderful family. Politics always fascinated me. I was inspired while volunteering for various politicians. After I graduated from college, I became aware of the opportunity to be a Congressional Intern for my Congressman. I applied and was accepted for the position. I had discovered that my life's passion was to be a teacher and had graduated from college with a teaching credential. But, I had not dismissed some career in politics before beginning the teaching profession. This book is a verbatim copy of the diary I kept while spending 2 months in Washington, D. C. My interest in politics has never waned. For the past few years the political turmoil in Washington, D. C. caused me to pick up that diary because I was seeing the same kind of inaction, confusion and frustrations today that I had witnessed 42 years before. The Bible says, "There is nothing new under the sun," and it's right as far as American politics is concerned. What I learned about our country, the beauty of the Washington D. C. area, the new friends I made and the American history that came alive for me made for a real life fantasy and dream come true, I returned to my home and married my best friend who I love more each day. We have 3 successful sons who are doing well on their own. As I watch and read the news each day my heart longs for the better things that could be in our Nation. I was perhaps too young to appreciate all I did and witnessed during my time in Washington, D.C. but will never forget the foundational blocks of how this nation was formed and the great people who risked it all to create a great nation. And by the way... I had more fun than a person is entitled to as I roamed the halls of Congress and experienced Washington, D.C. as a 22 year old.

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