Every year, a group of MTA students joins Yeshiva University’s Political Action Committee (YUPAC) lobby mission to Washington, DC, and this year was no different. Participating students had to practice their advocacy skills in advance, starting with a half-day training session held on February 1st, at which they prepared their talking points for this incredible opportunity. At the prep session, the boys learned about pressing issues that they would address in Washington regarding American-Israeli relations.
In all, 11 MTA students joined over 100 YU participants as they carried out their important mission in the capital. The boys first visited the AIPAC headquarters and then proceeded to Capitol Hill, where they cogently made their points to congressional aides and staffers. The trip concluded with an information session at the nearby Israel Embassy.
The MTA Hatzioni Club has conducted its own lobby mission, in which dozens of MTA students participate, each of the past two years; the third annual mission is planned for late March.