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2007 4-H Capital Days

Posted 5/10/2007

A record number of teenagers - 103 from nine Nevada counties - will gather in the capital city to learn about the role and functions of their state government in March. The 4-H'ers will meet with legislators, who will have the opportunity to inspire Nevada's future voters and leaders by demonstrating and discussing governmental roles.

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension's 2007 4-H Capital Days, March 4-6, allows participants to tour state facilities, attend committee meetings and meet with senators, assemblymen and other government officials. The youth will observe law-makers in action during the Legislative Session on March 5, when each official is allowed to have a guest or two join them on the chamber floor.

Senator Joyce Woodhouse will be a keynote speaker during the Capital Days luncheon where attendees can become better acquainted with the legislators and discuss issues of concern to Nevada youth.

Capital Days is organized by a committee of youth and adults from across Nevada. 2007 activities will include visiting the state museum and a tour of the Governor's Mansion. This 4-H tradition, which began in the early 1980s, gives teens a positive glimpse into the political professions and processes of legislation.

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