TROY students lobby in Washington, D.C.

TROY, Ala. (TROJANVISION) — You may not think that a college student is dignified enough to sit in a room with a president but two TROY students recently did just that.

Haley Hoggle and Bailey Rhodes traveled to Washington, D.C. for a leadership training event. It was with an organization called Concerned Women for American.

 “They reached out to us via email and they were like this is a cool opportunity for you,” Young Women for America Ambassador Haley Hoggle told TrojanVision.

The two ladies spent five days in a nations capital rubbing elbows with top-level politicians.

“I saw Former President Donald J. Trump,” Hoggle said. “I also saw Governor Ron DeSantis. Speakers with amazing calibers like OBGYNs, different state legislators, federal legislators.”

Young Women for America encourages women to get involved with politics, especially with voting.

“We live in an amazing country that has a constitution that we have a right to free speech and a right to practice whatever religion that we would like,” Hoggle said. “It’s important for women and Christians to be educated on what they believe and how to defend what they believe.”

Not only did Hoggle and Rhodes get to hear about pressing matters, they also got to voice their opinions on them. 

“We lobbied for act,” Hoggle explained. “We specifically went to the House of Representatives. If you go to this website you can see what are some adoption providers, what are some ONGYN providers. Just giving women information so they can make the best decision.”

Now that their trip is over, Rhodes and Hoggle are sharing their experience with the hope that more young women will take an active role in our nation’s political scene.