- Published: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 04:45 PM
Abby Peterson is working toward her bachelor’s and master’s degree in nursing concurrently at Millikin University. The 26-year-old student said she never thought of herself as political, but her time in instructor Pam Robbins’ Health Policy course has shown her the effect that interested people can have on the process.
“Having these experiences has been an eye-opener for me,” Abby said. “I never considered myself politically active or involved, and I was never really interested in politics, but now I see how important it is to me and my future career.”
Senator McGuire met with Abby and other nursing students from Millikin University in Springfield Tuesday to talk about the most effective ways to meet with lawmakers and advocate for policy. McGuire spoke about the dos and don’ts of lobbying, the nuts and bolts of the legislative process, and some eye-opening experiences that influenced his thoughts on important policies.