Photo Gallery: Lobby Day

Representatives from each of the Los Rios Community College Schools poses for a picture outside of the California State Capitol on Feb. 15. The students were advocating for mental health awareness as part of Lobby Day.
Consumnes River College student senate adviser Winnie Lanier gives a speech to prepare the students lobbyists for their upcoming meetings with California state representatives.
JP Sherry prepares the student senators for their meetings. He warns them not to be offended if the assemblymembers disagree with them or challenge their ideas. Sherry serves as the Los Rios Community College District’s general counsel.
Anna Hassleblad, a representative from the Steinberg Institute, talks about the importance of mental health awareness to members of the Los Rios student senate. The Steinberg Institute was founded by Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg specifically to advance the awareness and legislative power of mental health issues.
The student senators speak with Legislative Director Amanda Kirchner. The students had planned on speaking to Assemblymember Ken Cooley, but due to a scheduling conflict he was unable to make the meeting.
Associated Student Body President Valencia Scott gives the group’s closing messages to Amanda Kirchner.


Student Senator Ashley Hayes-Stone gives assemblymember Devon J. Mathis his “elevator pitch” for mental health awareness. Mathis saw the students were being followed around by a photographer so he decided to give them a chance to speak.
Ashley Hayes-Stone and Julian Lopez inform the rest of the student senators of their impromptu meeting with Assemblymember Devon J. Mathis. The group exchanges high fives.

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