Fall 2018 Advocacy Summit and Legislative Action Days

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Date(s) - 09/28/2018 - 10/02/2018
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The Westin Arlington Gateway Hotel


Fall 2018 Advocacy Summit & Legislative Action Days

This past year ​we’ve fought off proposed tax hikes graduate students and the elimination of student loan deductions. We now face policies ​restricting the financing of student loans​, ​restricting international students, and the stripping away of protections for underrepresented student populations. In difficult times like these, we want you to know that the NAGPS is fighting for you. We invite you to take part in our Fall Advocacy Summit/Legislative Action Days in Washington, DC​ from September 29th to October 2nd,​ to advocate on behalf of graduate students at your institutions.

The Fall Advocacy Summit is designed to prepare attendees for their meetings with their representatives on Capitol Hill. The two days of the Advocacy Summit will include informational sessions on policy ​initiatives, and best practices for conducting meetings with policymakers on issues in higher education policy. This year’s event will focus on higher education funding, HEA, student loans, science policy, unionization, F1 Visas, and DACA.

Graduate and Professional Students have a profound impact on the US economy. You contribute to bodies of research, teach classes, work in the field, research cures for diseases, and contribute to advancements in technology. Graduate students go on to become scientists, teachers, professors, public servants, social workers, healthcare providers, provide care for mental health, drug rehabilitation services, criminal justice, and business professionals. The contributions to society people with graduate degrees make is immense. People with these degrees are vital to providing the care, education, and services needed to future generations to prosper.

Fall 2018 Legislative Priorities

Higher Education Act Reauthorization

Domestic Revalidation F1 Visas - DACA

Open Access & Open Educational Resources

Funding Graduate Education

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Hotel: Westin Arlington Gateway
801 N Glebe Rd, Arlington, VA 22203
$149 per night.
To make reservations call (703) 717-6200
Deadline: September 7 at 5 pm
** When making reservations, make sure you identify yourself with the NAGPS Fall Advocacy Summit and Legislative Action Days**

This schedule is tentative and is subject to change.

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Fall LAD Presentations:

9-29: HEA Reauthorization, Kaylynne Glover (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFoHZH0urmg)

9-29: Immigration and Education, Steven Bloom (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdYOKuMOmPU)

9-29: Science Policy, Toby Smith ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4wjmVjdmek&t=4s)

9-30: From Grad to Policy (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tT78rxIEpw)

9-30: Open Access and Records, Nick Shockey (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oj8dAcxDGIU&t=3s)

9-30: Title IX, Megan Simmons ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9zMflrLBiGc)


** For more information including the Powerpoint Presentations and Handouts, click the following link: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1BsOmoQndZpvurPICUKQ9Z4lGJSCovZAS?usp=sharing