Monday, August 11, 2008

Here's Your Chance to visit the Floor of the House of Representatives!

Received this notice today from the HSLDA e-Lert service concerning the ultimate field trip opportunity:

All this week, between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m., members of the House of Representatives will be speaking about our energy situation.

This is an opportunity for you to sit in the seats vacated by members of Congress and listen to the debate. If you are able to make the journey, HSLDA encourages your family to make the trip to the Capitol building in Washington, D.C.

If you are interested, please go to the south visitors entrance to the Capitol (Independence Avenue side). Everyone should have photo identification. You will then go through security. Please make sure all metal and electronic items are available to be inspected.

After going through security, inform the security desk you are going to H-307, Congressman Roy Blunt's office. From H-307, you should go down the main hall, take the first right and go to the elevators at the end of the corridor. Take the elevator to the third floor. When you get off the elevator, go right, then left, then slight right down the hall. A congressional staffer will meet you and escort you to the floor of the House.

Please note: the time when there will be most space is between noon and 1:30. If you get lost or have any questions, please feel free to ask a Capitol Police officer. They are trained to assist you.

Hope you choose to take advantage of this opportunity.

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