PDA is a concern for some Y&G delegates
The subject of public display of affection — also known as PDA — can be said to be a hot topic here at the state’s capitol. Some delegates find the idea as desirable as walks on the beach, while others feel the whole idea needs to be dumped.
Sree Kalanadhabhatta, a legislator from Stevenson, sees no problem with PDA.
“We need PDA,” Kalanadhabhatta said. “We need more of it. Everyone loves it.”
Edan Armas, a legislator from Lake Park, also agreed that PDA is acceptable.
“If it’s kept to a certain degree, it’s fine,” Armas said.
Secretary of State Rushil Shukla remarked, “I feel like love is just among us. And when everyone is all dressed up and looking nice, it’s only natural that there is going to be some attraction.”
However, not everyone at Y&G felt positive about the possibility of delegates showing more interest in their peers than the legislation.
“I don’t think it’s appropriate,” said Christine Czarnecki, a legislator from Wheaton Warrenville South.
Scott Smith, a delegate from Naperville North, agreed
“I think it’s kind of weird,” Smith said.
While the answers to this question varied, most people interviewed were against PDA and did not wish to see it here this weekend.
“In normal situations — not just here — people shouldn’t be all over each other,” said Kaitlyn Mayer, a delegate from Williamsville.
(written by Gabby Spapperi, Lake Park)