Vickie Parra’s Experience

Alyssa and I were hesitant, to say the least, to attend the Legislative Days Lunch on the Lawn.  This was our first time attending and really didn’t know what to expect.  It was quite intimidating thinking about sitting down with Senators and Legislators, especially when you are not very political!  We arrived early and attended a meeting so that we would have some idea of what to expect.  That meeting was a breeze, raised my confidence and off we went to our meetings.  Only to have both meetings cancelled, I was disappointed but not for long!  While having lunch on the lawn, the Senator and Representative from our district sat with us and we were able to discuss the Medicaid Expansion.  We were invited into the Senate Session, were introduced and had a very pleasant experience.  We look forward to attending again next year!  As intimidating as it may sound, it is a fun/informative experience, and there are plenty of people around that are willing to help you.