Our Arizona PTA Day At the Capitol theme will be Spring Breakin’ at the Capitol. We are excited to see you on March 22, 2017 from 8:30AM-2PM in the Capitol Rose Garden. Please join us for a day of advocacy, leadership training, and working with our legislature to make a difference in the lives of children!
Our tentative agenda includes:
8:30am-9:10am Registration & Welcome in the Capitol Rose Garden (1700 W. Washington) Coffee and Donuts (provided by City of Phoenix Vice Mayor Laura Pastor)
9:15am-10:15AM Workshop Block 1
Beth Simek (Arizona PTA) and Jen Darland (Arizona Education Network) Grassroots Advocacy, From The Halls of Congress to City Hall
Allison Orton (NEA) Understanding ESSA
10:30-11:30 Legislator Panel Discussion
House Education Chairman Rep. Paul Boyer, House Minority Whip Charlene Fernandez, Rep Jesus Rubalcava, Rep Lela Alston, Senator Kate Brophy-McGee, Senator Steve Farley
11:45-12:45 Workshop Block 2
David Lujan (Arizona Center for Economic Progress) School Finance-How Schools are REALLY Funded
Geoff Esposito (Expect More Arizona) Legislature 101 and the Request to Speak System
12:45-1:15 Lunch at your Leisure
1:15 House Convenes for Session-Our Group will be Introduced
1:30PM Meet with Rep. Dr. Heather Carter in Members’ Lounge
This is a FREE event but registration is needed to ensure the safety of our attendees, enough materials are prepared, and proper amount of food and drinks!
Follow this link to know where to park: http://apps.azsos.gov/info/SOS_tower_map.htm
Additional parking is available on17th Ave and Van Buren, behind the Governor’s Tower on 19th Ave, and in the DES Parking lot.
Arizona PTA’s Legislative Platform can give you a lot of great information to help you with your talking points but we will also be helping you with talking points as well to prepare for your conversations.
If you need to find out your Legislators voting records, please contact
- House Chief Clerk’s Office at (602) 926 3032
- Senate Secretary’s Office at (602) 926 4231
How to Lobby The PTA Way:
Taking Control of the Conversation
Preparing for the Meeting
Discussing the Issues
Pressing for a Firmer Committment
Working with a Non-Supportive Member of Congress