In Washington, D.C., for a reception to welcome young Hamilton College alumni to the city, mascot “Alex” took some time to protest the possible removal or reduction of the image of Alexander Hamilton by the U.S. Department of the Treasury on the $10 bill.  His Sept. 16 trip included a visit with Congressman Richard Hanna (R-NY 22nd District) who represents the Clinton  and Oneida County area.

Alex marched in front of the White House with his picket sign, posed for selfies with interested tourists then took his cause to the Department of Treasury where he strolled outside hoping to capture the attention of Treasury Secretary Jack Lew. He later attended an alumni reception at — where else? — the Hamilton on 14th St. N.W.

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