A horde of uniformed little lobbyists swarmed the Florida Capitol today asking lawmakers for funding. Girl Scouts from across the state came to persuade policymakers there’s more to their organization than addictive snacks.
Twelve-year-old Sarasota scout Reanna Washington says she’s perfected her elevator pitch in case she runs into a lawmaker.
“You have to persuade them and let them think that we’re important,” she explains. “And we are.”