SUMMIT, NJ - High school students will participate in a morning of hands-on activities and issues facing the nation when Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) hosts a student leadership conference May 7, from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., at Governor Livingston High School.

Lance is inviting high school students from across the Seventh Congressional District, and 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.    
 
“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.”

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This event is free and open to all interested high school students. Registration is available by visiting lance.house.gov/studentconference. For more information, call John Malone in Lance’s district office at 908-518-7733.

Governor Livingston High School is located at 175 Watchung Boulevard in Berkeley Heights.