Day at the Capitol

February 8, 2017 is SkillsUSA Day at the State Capitol. 

Deadline to register is Wednesday, January 25, 2017. 

Registration link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd6_JCwgLw1axDL0ZvDp_vKNbUpZh7ZyF5ewCD8PEt8o1lcCg/viewform

This gives members and advisors an opportunity to visit the State Capitol while the General Assembly is in session. It is our best opportunity to inform legislators of the value of SkillsUSA and Career, Technical and Agricultural Education. Legislators rely heavily on the viewpoints expressed by their local constituents when they make important decisions regarding educational issues. A day spent actively participating and engaged with our legislators provides an effective voice for our organization. A visit to the Georgia Capitol also offers students an opportunity to view first-hand state government in action and to learn about the judicial and lawmaking processes.

** The agenda for the Day at the Captiol is your legislative appointments only. There is no official meeting prior to or after your appointments. Materials for your meeting(s) with your legislators will be mailed to you on January 30, 2017. 

Advisors should use the lesson plan provided to prep students for their visits with their legislator. 

Find your state Legislators:
http://openstates.org/find_your_legislator/ 

Have your student serve as a Page: 
Page Program- Senate: http://www.senate.ga.gov/hr/en-US/PageProgram.aspx 
Page Program- House: http://www.house.ga.gov/en-US/HousePageProgram.aspx 

Send your Legislator an Email & Send Press Release to Newspapers: 
http://capwiz.com/skillsusa/home/