Saturday, February 18, 2012

Halls of Congress

Last year I had the opportunity to spend four days in Washington, D. C., at a leadership conference filled with speakers, training and workshops by leading advocates and experts on international development. The weekend provided me with resources and knowledge about extreme poverty and global health issues and how to support the many efforts being undertaken to help the poorest and most vulnerable people. The conference culminated with a day on Capitol Hill, where I was able to meet with our members of Congress and/or their staff to advocate for the less than 1 % of the federal budget that goes towards humanitarian assistance for those living in extreme poverty. I walked through those hallowed halls hoping to make a difference.

Supplies: Patterned paper-October Afternoon Farmhouse Collection. Flowers-Prima Marketing. Pigment ink-Brilliance by Tsukineko. Other: mini file folder, tag, baker's twine, mini-brad, and wooden disc.

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