2019 On The Hill Summit

On September 25 -29, 2019, Teen President Uzoma Adiche attended the 7th Biennial On The Hill Summit, Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated’s National Legislative Event, in Washington, D.C. chaperoned by Chapter President Treniece Lewis Harris.  She met with Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley as well as staff members from the offices of Senators Edward Markey and Elizabeth Warren.  Uzoma spoke passionately and eloquently about her concerns regarding inequities in education, gun violence prevention and voter registration laws.  As Uzoma said “This event inspired me not only to have a voice, but to learn how to utilize it properly, and to keep going instead of speaking out once and then leaving the subject alone.”  With this in mind, the Boston Chapter Teens and Mothers plan to have a legislative writing campaign to follow up with our local legislators to promote equity in education, better gun violence prevention laws and voter registration laws to encourage early and online voting.  We will also encourage all of our eligible teen to preregister to vote!