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When:   April 9, 2010 9:15am-2:15pm
Where:   Meet at Phelps Gate.
Type:   Volunteer Opportunity


Join students from Yale and across the state on Friday, April 9th at the Capitol Building in Hartford to lobby the legislature for education reform!

The event includes
Free lunch and transportation to Hartford
Issue briefings and lobbying training
Face-to-face meetings with legislators at the state capitol
Kickoff event with speakers on education reform

Connecticut has fallen behind in the federal Race to the Top initiative, losing out on the first round of funding for education. However, you can help in the state's second attempt to win crucial grants through the program, and put Connecticut on the path to comprehensive education reform. 

This is your opportunity to experience advocacy first-hand and create change, meeting directly with legislators to advocate for better schools. Dont worry if youve never lobbied beforewell ensure that you are briefed on the details of the issues and are well-prepared to communicate the urgency and importance of education reform. 

Connecticut students deserve better than the status quo. Please consider coming to Hartford to demand better schools, and learn what it takes to make a personal impact on the legislative process.

TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT, go here: Free transportation will be provided, and lunch as well. Well leave from Phelps Gate at 9:30 am and be back in New Haven by 2:30 in the afternoon.

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