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YOUNG LOBBYISTS IN PUSH TO FUND HOMELESSNESS LAW THEY HELPED PASS

By Andy Metzger

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE

STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, MARCH 10, 2015.....Among the lobbyists and advocates rooting for an eleventh-hour victory at the end of the last legislative session was a group of 12- and 13-year-olds from a Boston synagogue who had made student homelessness their cause.

"We thought that homelessness was a big problem and we said, 'How can we help?'" said Max Davis, a 12-year-old from Stoneham. "Instead of just trying to put a Band-Aid on it, we tried to actually make a difference and so we decided to look at a law or a bill and try and get the bill passed."


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