Date(s) - 09/14/2013 - 09/17/2013
The Liaison Capitol Hill
Join Us for Fall Legislative Action Days: Defending and Enhancing Education and Research Funding
Your graduate career wouldn’t be the same without the education and research funding you receive. A significant portion of graduate student funding comes from federal sources such as the Department of Education (DOE), The National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Federal Student Loan Programs. Now more than ever this funding is threatened by budget cuts and our Congressional Representatives need to hear from students like you to understand why education and science funding is critical to our nation. We have a unique opportunity to share our perspectives leading up to the renewal of the Higher Education Act, a once per five year bill, that deals with all federal financial aid.
Join us in Washington D.C. for our bi-annual Legislative Action Days to speak directly with Congress and their staff about your research, why education and research funding is necessary and how its benefiting your school, community and state. As a participant, you will receive training in education, student loan, and research funding policy issues. You will also develop effective lobbying skills and hear from experts in the field about the latest issues facing graduate and professional education in America.
Download the training agenda here
Download the announcement flyer here
Legislative Action Days Overview, Travel Information and Preliminary Schedule
Template Letter to Request Funding from your Institution to Attend LAD
We have secured our room block for LAD at a new location for us. Rooms are set aside at the Liaison Hotel in Capitol Hill!
Rate: Our rate is $149 a night for a double.
Dates: Please book from September 14th- September 17th. We will start early on the 15th so you should plan to come in on Saturday. We will have a no-host dinner for everyone on Saturday evening.
Location: The hotel is very nice, and is just two blocks from Union Station so will keep costs down on transport. It is the closest hotel to the Capitol!
Booking: You can book your room online here: https://gc.synxis.com/rez.aspx?Hotel=19828&Chain=5158&group=NAGPF9
You may also call 1-866-246-2203 and mention the code NAGPF9 or “National Association of Graduate-Professional Students”.
The room block expires on August 23rd and NAGPS has to have a certain number of rooms booked by then or we will be charged a fee. SO PLEASE BOOK YOUR ROOM ASAP to prevent us from having to pay a fee.