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A Day in the Life ...

Ever wonder what interns do all day? Read on to experience what it's like to work at the FMF with the interns of Spring 2005

Spring Interns:(back row) Liz Best, Katie Richardson, Dana Malone, Jessica Walker, (front row) Rachel Volinsky, Stephanie Hengst, Juliana Zuccaro
Blog Editor: Dana Malone, FMF intern Spring 2005

Tuesday, February 1 - After spending some time getting to know the staff of FMF and learning our way around the office, it's time to start spreading the word about our upcoming National Collegiate Global Women's and Human Rights Conference in April. Liz, Rachel, and I went to several DC campuses to put up flyers and talk with professors about the conference. The conference will aim to expose the interconnectedness of issues including sweatshops, poverty, and reproductive rights. gcloho

Thursday, February 3 - As the debate continues over President Bush's plan to overhaul Social Security, Juliana, Katie, Liz, and I went to a Democratic rally on its merits. We made signs like “Privatization Hurts Women!” and “Save Social Security for Women!” Representatives Nancy Pelosi (D-CA, House Minority Leader,) Charles B. Rangel (D-NY,) and Sander M. Levin (D-MI) spoke out to save the current system. There were tons of pictures snapped pictures at all of the assorted groups and people who came out in the cold to say that Roosevelt's system should not be abolished.

Tuesday, February 8 - Katie, Stephanie and I attended the National Council of Women's Organizations' press conference on Social Security at the National Press Club. It was exciting to see what goes on on the other side of the camera. Women from many different backgrounds shared stories about how Social Security has had a positive effect on their lives.

Wednesday, February 16 - Liz, Rachel, and I attended a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on President Bush's budget. I had never realized that the general public had access to such events. Not only did we see a whole bunch of senators- Boxer (D-CA,) Obama (D-IL,) Feingold (D-WI,) Biden (D-DE,) just to name a few- but Condeleeza Rice was witness! Senator Boxer gave the articulate Ms. Rice a bit of a hard time. It was amazing to see these two powerful women going head to head.

Wednesday, March 2 - Stephanie and I attended an education conference today, “Missing the Mark: Girls' Education and the Way Forward.” Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY) was a keynote speaker. We were so excited to hear this powerful woman's words. We also recieved a lot of information on the efforts to better girls' education worldwide.