This page: Washington State Speaker of the House Laurie Jinkins and students discuss
how civics classes and civic engagement opportunities are essential for a strong democracy.
Jinkins is the first woman and first openly lesbian Speaker in Washington State history.
Opposite page, clockwise from top right: Reflecting with Vice President Kamala Harris on
the sacrifices of those who have gone before; the Honorable Elihu Harris welcomes the audience
to a Barbara Lee and Elihu Harris Lecture with a powerful call to action; on the Congressional
Civil Rights Pilgrimage in Montgomery, Alabama, Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland
congratulates students on their commemorative address to Civil Rights luminaries.
The Pilgrimage is organized by the Faith and Politics Institute.
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