6-Year-Old Decides To Write Her Senator To Complain About The Workload Of First Grade

6-Year-Old Decides To Write Her Senator To Complain About The Workload Of First Grade
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Sophie Mullins is definitely one of the more ambitious first graders I’ve ever encountered. Fighting for the rights of all her fellow first graders, Mullins decided to stand up for what she believed in by protesting the overwhelming workload that her teachers have given her.

With a little help from her parents, she was able to write a letter to West Virginia State Senator, Joe Manchin, asking if he had a solution for the heavy workload in the first grade.

As she eloquently put:

“All we do is work, work, work. I need a break. Can you please help?”

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Concerned about the welfare of his constituents, Senator Manchin called Sophie at her school, Gauley River Elementary School in Craigsville. He seemed very concerned:

“You’re working all the time aren’t you? So what I’m doing is, see, I’m giving you a break right now. I wanted you to take a little bit of time off since you work so hard. If you work hard, it’s going to pay off… keep working hard on your studies so you get smarter so you can help us.”

It’s great to see a senator taking time out for the people he represents: big and small.

H/T: NY Daily News, Top Photo Courtesy: WSAZ

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Eddie graduated from Colgate University in 2013, after studying International Relations and Political Science. He has lived in the New York area all his life and moved to Manhattan after college. While writing for Elite Daily on a part time basis, Eddie works full-time in the Translation Services Industry in NYC. As a way of fueling his hobby and love for electronic dance music, Eddie is also a freelance photographer and EDM event reviewer. He has contributed to both Elite Daily and Pulse Radio while also working for Bounce Media as an event worker/promoter.

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