She called late Friday night, frustrated with the political process, but that soon gave way to a fun night with her fellow "Senators" and "House Reps." She was all smiles on Sunday, when we made it down there to see her present her bill to the Senate.
The bill she presented was to allow 16-year olds to register to vote. The idea was that while they were in government classes in high school, they would understand the importance and the process of voting--and they were more easily registered to vote, rather than waiting until they were 18. Of course, they could only vote once they turned 18, but by then, they were already involved in the process somewhat.
It passed. With nary a debate and no "nays" to bog down the process. A total success, which went on to be passed in the House and made in to law by the "Governor." She was thrilled to have a bill that was actually a good idea AND it was passed into law.
As we sat there listening to Em present her bill, there was a girl behind us in the gallery who made the comment "Gees, her skirt is short," and then quickly realized that we were the Senator's parents and shut-up. Criminy. Can't we gals be CUTE and SMART???