Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., 15902-100A Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5P 0L8
June XXIIIrd, MMXVI
Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Caldet
We have Texas Congressman Beto O'Rourke & as he & fellow Democratic House Of Representatives Members are staging "a sit-in" or a "fillibuster" in the House Chamber yesterday & into today. One of the very many rights in a democracy that students interested in politics should be made aware of. The Democrats want a vote on gun control measures while the Republican majority don't & it has Dems protesting in the Chamber, despite the fact the Republicans have shut it down or called a "recess" with their majority until after July IVth, MMXVI, America's Independence Day. We have Beto explain the sit-in strategy & why he feels its important for his team to do it.
"I want what we do here to be worthy of the people we represent."
Source: Congressional Representative Beto O'Rourke, Democratic-Texas, The XVIth District.