I Went to the Arizona State Capitol for the First Time

I am an undergraduate at ASU and an intern at Secular AZ. I had never been to the Arizona Capitol before or seen the legislature in session. Jeanne Casteen, the director at Secular AZ, wanted me to see the Senate once and had cautioned me about how bad it would be, but my hopeful expectations about our state government survived the warning.

In my mind, the people in charge of deciding the future of more than seven million people would surely be respectful, professional, and open to having their opinions changed, regardless of the intensity of any debate or the subject of any bill.

Needless to say, this hope proved naïve.

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