PTA Day At The Capitol

2017 PTADayAtCapitol

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:

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

© Arizona PTA 2016