Champlain Elementary School
February 14, 2012
On February 14, Senator Leahy went online with 55 fourth grade students from Champlain Elementary School in Burlington, VT. Senator Leahy used Skype to communicate with the students and their teachers from his office in Washington, DC. The Senator spoke about what it's like to be a Senator and answered questions from the students about his work on agriculture, hunger issues, and protecting the environment. This was Senator Leahy's fourth online chat of the 2011-2012 school year.
Listed below are samples of questions asked during the chat.
What does a Senator do? Can you describe a typical day when you are working?
Why did you decide to run for senate?
What do you like about your job? What don't you like?
How often do you go to Washington DC? Is it hard to live in 2 places?
What are the issues you are working on and how do you choose them?
Can you describe the committees you work on?
How have you addressed the issue of hunger?
How have you promoted agriculture?
How have you helped protect the environment?
Can you tell us about SOPA and PIPA and your work on technology issues?
How often do you work with the president?
Who are you voting for president this year and why?
Will you run for any other office? Why or why not?