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Get Fired Up to Join ATPE at the Capitol

Association of Texas Professional Educators
Association of Texas Professional Educators

Date Posted: 2/20/2017

Are you fired up? We are! And we certainly are and 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, March 5, are an ideal way to learn about the top education issues facing our state while also earning CPE credit. The speakers are set! Our opening session will feature a fantastic special guest speaker, Superintendent John Kuhn. Our closing session will feature an influential panel of legislative leaders, including chairs of the education committees, lined up to discuss and take your live questions on education bills being considered this session.

During the event, attendees will also get an opportunity to network with hundreds of their colleagues and support ATPE-PAC by purchasing promotional items that will be sold, including long- and short-sleeved ATPE at the Capitol polo shirts, pins, bags, and more. Once Sunday’s training has wrapped up, ATPE will provide complementary bus transportation between the Renaissance Hotel and the Domain, Austin’s hottest new venue for restaurants, nightlife, and shopping. Buses will also provide easy transportation to and from the Capitol on Monday.

On Monday, March 6, attendees will put their training into action and descend upon the Capitol to lobby their elected officials on ATPE’s legislative priorities. 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.

Please check out our complete agenda plus the latest schedule for senate meetings. The schedule will be updated as new meetings are added between now and March 6.

NOTE: If you did not get a chance to register to attend ATPE at the Capitol, limited onsite registration will be available at the Renaissance Austin Hotel starting Sunday, March 5, at noon. Contact government@atpe.org for additional information.