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February 6, 2007
Legislators will have the opportunity in March to inspire Nevada's future by meeting with young leaders to demonstrate and discuss governmental roles.
University of Nevada Cooperative Extension's 2007 4-H Capital Days will be held March 4-6 when 60 Nevada 4-H members from around the state will gather in Carson City, Nev. to develop their understanding of the role and functions of the state government.
Participants, ages 13 to 19, will tour state facilities, attend committee meetings and meet with senators, assembly members and other government officials. The youth will observe lawmakers in action during the legislative session on March 5 where each official is allowed a guest or two to join them on the chamber floor.
During a luncheon, Capital Days attendees can get better acquainted with the Legislators and discuss issues of concern to Nevada youth.
Capital Days is organized by a committee of youth and adults from across Nevada. This year's activities will include visiting the state museum and a tour of the Governor's Mansion. This 4-H tradition gives teens a positive glimpse into the political profession and process of legislation.