Students from Animas Public Schools Learn About the Legislature with Rep. Sweetser as Mentor

Students from Animas Public Schools Learn About the Legislature with Rep. Sweetser as Mentor

House Speaker Invites Students to get hands-on experience at the New Mexico Legislature at Inaugural Speaker’s Table

Santa Fe, N.M. - Today, the Speaker of the House Brian Egolf hosted the inaugural Speaker’s Table, a program for students from across the state to visit the Roundhouse and learn about the legislative process through hands-on participation. Rep. Candie Sweetser (D-Deming) mentored the students, guiding them through committee preparation.

“It is always inspiring to work with young people who are engaged in their communities, but today’s Speaker’s Table showed that these young people are also involved and concerned about the future of our state and the many issues affecting it. They get it: the decisions we make now will impact them for years to come. I appreciate the perspective and fresh ideas brought forward by these students from across the state – and especially from Animas in my district – and look forward to working with these young people for years to come,” said Rep. Candie G. Sweetser (D-Deming).

Students participated in mock committee hearings, floor proceedings, and worked with their mentor Representatives to present testimony in front of an actual legislative committee.

Loren R. Cushman, Superintendent of Animas Public Schools, was glad students from Animas Public Schools could participate and stated, “Seeing the legislative process at work and having the opportunity to present at committee was a great experience! The students are already asking when they can come back.”