WESTFIELD, N.J. --- Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) is is hosting a student leadership conference on Saturday, May 7 at Governor Livingston High School.  Lance is inviting high school students from across the Seventh Congressional District to participate in a morning of hands-on activities and speeches about current events and issues facing the Nation.    

Students across this country, and especially here in New Jersey, are actively engaged in a fascinating presidential election and the many issues and ideas at the center of our national dialogue,” said Lance.  “At this conference, students will be put in the role of lawmaker – tasked with balancing the federal budget and reforming tax policy while weighing the priorities of the Nation.  All students interested in public policy and politics should participate.”

Lance will oversee an interactive federal budget exercise where students will review current spending and tax policies and suggest priorities for the country through evidence and by applying their own policy interests.  Lance and other speakers will also discuss public policy ideas and lessons for students interested in public service.  The conference will conclude with a special Keynote address by Mr. Mike DuHaime. Mr. DuHaime is a veteran political strategist and currently a partner at the public affairs firm Mercury LLC. 

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WHAT:  Student Government Conference with Congressman Leonard Lance

WHERE:  Governor Livingston High School’s Ken Steifel Auditorium.
                 175 Watchung Blvd. Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922

WHEN:  Saturday, May 7, 10am – 1pm

This event is free and open to all interested high school students.  Interested students should sign up atwww.lance.house.gov/studentconference 

For more information, please call John Malone in Lance’s district office at 908-518-7733.