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Kids Talk To Congresswoman About Zombies And Lowering Helmet Age To 14

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Want to make things a little interesting during our next election cycle?

Let kids moderate the debates.

Rep. Suzanne Bonamici (D-Ore.) visited Kelley Herr’s fourth-grade class at Lewis and Clark Elementary School in Oregon.

Bonamici fielded questions from the class. There were many thought-provoking questions and a few that display the unique perspective of a fourth grader.

The Daily Astorian reports a couple of highlights:

  • 10-year-old Cody Gudgell told Bonamici there should be a law not requiring [helmets] after age 14. Current law states anyone younger than age 16 must wear one. “Could we take a vote?” asked Bonamici to the class after another student dissented from Gudgell’s views. The entire class, sans Gudgell, voted by a raise of hands that helmets should stay on. “There’s democracy,” exclaimed Bonamici to a roomful of laughter.
  • “There are a lot of things I like better than zombies,” said Bonamici.

A few fun moments, but some really good questions from the fourth graders.

Love seeing a young class take a strong interest in some important issues.

Bonamici attended Northville High School in Michigan.

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