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By Cindy Roberts - Staff Reporter

If you're looking for a chance to speak about community issues with leaders who can help, now you can.

The Associated Students of Highline College will host its 16th Annual Legislative Break- fast on Tuesday, Nov. 26.

This will be an opportunity for the Highline community to engage with legislators who serve the area.

"Our goal is to have a good number of student turnout, and that student concerns are addressed," said Mohamed Jama, the student government president.

Thirteen legislators have been invited to the breakfast next week.

"We've never had that many before at Highline," said Jama.

He said that the legislators invited are diverse, and because Highline is a diverse school, the legislators invited should be reflective of the school.

He said that we happen to live in a Democratic area, as all the invited legislators happen to be Democrats. The legislators are helping the school by funding the new Life and Sciences Building and listening to students speak at the breakfast about student concerns.

Students will be speaking about issues around transportation and financial aid, Jama said.

Four selected student speakers, will be present. Two will be thanking the legislators for funding, and two will be expressing concerns that students have.

They will also be speaking about their experiences as learners at Highline.

"The only challenge I'd say is trying to advertise and engage students in trying to be there," said Jama about the event.

He said that they've been working on marketing and emphasizing the event, trying to make it big and bold.

"Student Government is trying to be more active, which is one major thing we're trying to fix from previous years," said Jama.

"Our goal is to have fun and eat breakfast, and that everyone has a good time."

The event is open to all, is free to attend, and will include a full breakfast, which will be served at 7:30 a.m.

From 7:30 to 9 a.m. will be the campus community and student presentations. From 9 to 10 a.m. will be roundtables with the legislators and students.

The ASHC Legislative Breakfast will take place in Building 8 on the first floor in Mt. Con- stance/Mt. Olympus.

If you have any questions, or are interested in student government, email ashc@highline.edu or visit Center for Leadership and Service (CLS) in Building 8 on the third floor.


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