Get Fired Up to Join ATPE at the Capitol

Are you fired up? We are! And we certainly hope you are, too, because ATPE’s popular lobby day and political involvement training day is just around the corner. Hundreds of ATPE members from across the state will be making their way to Austin for this exciting event.

Our general sessions on Sunday, Feb. 24, are an ideal way to learn about the top education issues facing our state while also earning continuing professional education credit. Our closing session will feature an influential panel of legislative leaders, lined up to discuss and take your live questions on education issues being discussed this session.

During the event, attendees will also get an opportunity to network with their colleagues and support ATPE-PAC by purchasing promotional items, including long- and short-sleeved ATPE at the Capitol polo shirts, pins, fleece jackets, and more.

On Monday, Feb. 25, attendees will put their training into action and descend upon the Capitol to lobby their elected officials on ATPE’s legislative priorities. Buses will provide easy transportation to and from the Capitol on Monday. ATPE is scheduling all meetings with state senators for that day, but attendees are reminded to set up their own meetings with state representatives before they come to Austin.

Visit ATPE’s Advocacy Central for complete details on this event, including travel incentives that are available for eligible members and local units. The website also provides details on hotel accommodations and travel discounts, the complete agenda for ATPE at the Capitol, and a schedule for senate meetings, which will be updated as new meetings are added between now and Feb. 24.

NOTE: The deadline to register and book housing reservations for ATPE at the Capitol is Jan. 24. Limited on-site registration will be available at the JW Marriott Austin starting Sunday, Feb. 24, at noon. Contact government@atpe.org for additional information.
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