Legislative Workshop in Washington, DC June 25-26, 2012 (in-person only)

Legislative Workshop in Washington, DC June 25-26, 2012 (in-person only) SPEND INFLUENTIAL TIME ON CAPITOL HILL! (SET UP YOUR HILL APPOINTMENTS, INSTRUCTIONS BELOW) Attend this workshop, led by IRA Government Relations Director, Rich Long, at IRA in Washington, DC at 444 N. Capitol St. NW Washington, DC 20001, Room 383 on June 25 and 26th, 2012. Take advantage of this opportunity to seek your representatives' support for ESEA literacy initiatives. Learn how to make the most of your visit to Capitol Hill and go there well-prepared to request funding and support for vital literacy initiatives including the LEARN Act. Get the latest information on other education issues including Core Standards and teacher evaluation, among others. Learn how to influence policy in your state, too. Details to follow. Agenda: Monday, June 25, 2012 11:30 Registration 12:00-12:30 Lunch (provided) 12:30-2:15 Federal issues briefing 3:00-5:00 Meet with your Congressman/Senators Set up your own appointments: Call your Senators and Representatives at 202-225-3121. Ask for your Senators’ and Representative’s office. When you get the office, say you are a teacher from their district and in town for an International Reading Association meeting. Ask to talk with the education aide. Set up your appointment time. If the aide is not available during this window of time ask if another staffer is available to meet with you. (The IRA office is a 5 minute walk from the Senate office buildings and 15 minute walk from the House office buildings. You will need a few extra minutes to go through security.) 6:00 No Host Dinner Tuesday, June 26, 2012 8:30 Breakfast (provided) 9:00-12:00 Policy issues including Teacher Evaluations, Core Standards, Early Childhood Noon Lunch (provided) 1:00-3:00 Organizing to impact state and federal education policy
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