Legislative Experience 2024

Since 2020 Your National Youth, National Junior Grange and National Grange Legislative Departments have worked together to develop a legislative experience to teach our young members about the legislative process of our grassroots organization and worked to develop relationships with representatives and departments from around the country.

During the past legislative experiences, we have taught attendees the basics of government and Grange policies.

We are now working to encourage our states to provide their own legislative experience for their young members.

We want and encourage Youth, Young Adults and Juniors to join together at their state capitol and participate in a state legislative day. The purpose of this Legislative Experience is for Junior and Youth/Young Adult aged Grangers from across their state to come together and learn about how the Grange functions on the legislative side. Youth and Juniors should be educated on the many ways in which Grangers and citizens alike can advocate on issues they feel are important to shape public policy and communities in which they live.

We encourage states to take their members behind the scenes and look at what government is and how it operates in their own state. Junior and Youth members, along with their leaders/parents, should be invited to attend the State Legislative Experience that can be planned by the State Grange or assigned departments.  Junior and Youth Leaders accompanying must adhere to the State and/or National Grange Child Protection Policy.

Grangers should make plans to attend briefings with important information pertaining to the Grange Legislative Department. Plans should also include meetings with governmental departments (such as the Department of Agriculture and Department of Education), meetings with Congressmen and Senators from your state and a tour of the State Capitol.

Just as our Grange Declaration of Purposes suggests, we will ensure that our Grange Youth, Young Adults and Juniors “take a proper interest in the politics of one’s country” so they might become the informed and involved citizens required to move America forward and to guarantee a better society for future generations.

The purpose of getting Junior Grangers involved in this Legislative experience is for Junior Grangers from across the state to develop an understanding about how the Grange functions on the legislative side.

Junior Grangers will learn to Stand UP and SPEAK Out for the Junior Grange.

Should your State make plans for a legislative day we ask that you keep the National Grange updated on your event.


Samantha Wilkins will provide a schedule of events and more information will be sent to you regarding the Washington DC Experience.  You may also contact National Grange Legislative Director, Burton Eller at BEller@nationalgrange.org

Dates for the WASHINGTON DC EXPERIENCE are set for March 2023.  Tentative Schedule will include:

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