Elmo testified before a Congressional subcommittee on behalf of music education in 2002. He was the first, and only non-human, who has ever testified before Congress. Elmo shared his learning experience with the Subcommittee. He explained,

“Elmo learned all kinds of things about music, like anyone can make music. The whole world is full of music … music helped Elmo learn the alphabet. If it wasn’t for the ABC song, Elmo would be lost, people.”

You can read Elmo’s testimony by clicking here.