Not a bad idea.
Courtesy of NBC News:
Student survivors of gun violence descended on Washington en masse earlier this year during the massive March for Our Lives on March 24. Now some lawmakers would like to bring them back for an entire summer.
House Democrats are inviting students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida — who survived a mass school shooting in February — to come intern in their offices, working on gun violence prevention.
“We think it would be a great experience for them to be on the Hill to see exactly how things operate — or doesn’t, to some degree — but also to have time with these very special young people that have experienced something that none of us ever want to have experienced and I think we can learn from each other,” House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley, who is helping lead the effort, told NBC News.
Well to be fair if ANYBODY is going to get any legislation moving forward on gun violence it is going to be these kids.
So in that respect, this makes good sense.
The only downside I can see is that once they are identified as strictly Democrats it is quite likely the Republicans will simply shut them out and they will lose a little of their bipartisan cred.
But then again, which Republicans are REALLY going to listen to them anyhow?
So, they might as well go for it.
Besides it will be good training for when some of THEM inevitably run for office in the future. Because you just KNOW that’s coming.