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5/25/2017 Representative Robert B. Lancia Gives State House Tour To Glen Hills Elementary School Students
STATE HOUSE  --  Today, Representative Robert B. Lancia (R-District 16 Cranston) welcomed fourth grade students from Glen Hills Elementary School to the Rhode Island State House for a tour and mock session.
 
Following a guided tour of the State House, Representative Lancia held a mock session in the House chamber, where students learned all about how State Representatives introduce and vote upon state laws.
 
Mock laws Glen Hills Elementary School students introduced to debate and vote upon, included:  whether or not ‘real meat’ should be contained in all school lunches; whether or not adults should smoke cigarettes with children in the car; and whether or not car manufacturers should make cars that start without seat belts being buckled.  
 
“I am always interested in teaching young people about Rhode Island history, as well as the General Assembly and how laws come to be,” said Representative Lancia.  “Sitting in the House chamber gives students unique, first-hand experience with making and voting upon laws.”     
 
“Learning about the rich history of our great state and how laws are made could potentially inspire future lawmakers.  I feel great about doing anything I can to educate our state’s youth about how our state is governed.”  
 
Students brought with them a handmade quilt, made of hand-drawn pictures, detailing different aspects of Rhode Island, which they love.  The quilt was hung over the second-floor railing of the State House for the public to enjoy. 
 
“I am so proud of these students for taking the time to demonstrate how much they love their home state.  It took a lot of care to create this beautiful quilt and everyone who saw it remarked about the story the children told within their work,” he added.


For more information, contact:
Raina C. Smith, House Minority Office
State House Room 106
Providence, RI 02903
(401) 222-2259