Wednesday, February 9, 2011


ATPE Political Involvement Training and Lobby Day

Feb. 13–14
Hilton Austin Downtown & the Texas State Capitol

Sunday, Feb. 13
Noon–5:30 p.m. ATPE Member Registration and Information
1–2:15 p.m. Opening General Session: Lovable Legislative Priorities*
Learn what legislators need to know about the education issues that are near and dear to you. Also, hear a primer on our premier education report, the 2010-11 Study on the Distribution of Teacher Quality in Texas Schools.
2:15–2:30 p.m.  Refreshments
2:30–3:30 p.m. General Session: How to Woo*
Don’t fly blind this Lobby Day; let ATPE be your wingman. Leave this session with the best tips and techniques for connecting with your legislators while promoting ATPE’s priorities. From making the first date to getting them to commit, learn how to form a lasting bond with the Legislature this Valentine’s Day.
3:30–3:45 p.m. Refreshments
3:45–5 p.m.    Closing General Session: The Heart of the Matter*
Get the inside scoop from legislative leaders about how the 82nd legislative session is playing out thus far. Discussion will cover endearing topics such as education policy and the budget.
5–5-10 p.m. Break
5:10–5:45 p.m. Live Auction
Take part in this fun event and help raise money for ATPE-PAC, your political action committee.

Monday, Feb. 14
7:30–9 a.m. Breakfast
7:30 a.m.–4 p.m. ATPE member registration and information,
shuttle transportation and office visits with legislators
Take a shuttle from the hotel to the Capitol to meet with legislators, advocate for public education, and watch the House and Senate in action. Please note: ATPE will schedule your meeting with your senator, but you will need to call your representative to set up an appointment.