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Communications Students Lobby on ‘The Hill’

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Seven students majoring in communicative disorders participated in the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s annual Capitol Hill Day Oct. 4 and lobbied for legislative changes to health care.

The students discussed the Medicare outpatient therapy cap and autism services with staffers of Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris, and Rep. Linda Sanchez.

“The trip was one of the most enlightening experiences I’ve had as an undergraduate communicative sciences and disorders student in CSUF,” said Belle Jose, a senior. “It humanized the bills and laws that these powerful people decide on every day, and it was an honor to represent the people that we, as future clinicians, will work with. It was truly a gift to advocate for these people who are so worthy (of having) their voices heard.”