The Government Relations Committee (GRC) invites you to participate in the inaugural Virtual State Advocacy Day on Monday, February 8, 2021. This event will be conducted via Zoom and is open to all INACAC members. INACAC will be using Virtual State Advocacy Day to directly contact state legislators at the Indiana statehouse concerning college access issues and initiatives.
There will be different sessions throughout the day which you can choose to attend. We especially invite you to attend our morning Welcome Session where we will hear remarks from INACAC President Ja’Niah Downing, State Representative Sheila Klinker, and State Senator Justin Busch. It would be fantastic to see a high turnout of INACAC members as we advocate for our students, organization, and each other. In addition, our afternoon advocacy Power Hours will be great opportunities to share the awesome things you do as an INACAC member! GRC will provide guidance on communication, so it will be easy to advocate for INACAC. Feel free to sign up for any of the sessions that interest you.
To register for Virtual State Advocacy Day, click HERE.
For additional questions about the event, please email the GRC co-chairs – Jacob Sweet (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Brandon Curry (email@example.com).
NEWS AND ADVOCACY
Below are new and relevant state and federal policy we believe affects our membership. If you know of additional policy and would like to help us raise awareness, we encourage you to reach out to our Committee Co-Chairs, Kariny Contreras-Nunez or Brandon Curry. As a non-profit organization, the Indiana Association of College Admissions Counseling does not take a formal stance on many of the issues below, but rather, informs and encourages our membership to advocate on their own behalf.
The State Board of Education will be meeting on Dec 12th to make final recommendations on the graduation pathways. To learn more about this meeting and graduation pathways please view https://www.in.gov/sboe/
CONTACT YOUR REPRESENTATIVE
We encourage you to write an original message but can use talking points form the advocacy section on our website. Make sure to include your return address, email, and phone number so they know you are in their district. Unless you have permission to do so, you are writing as a private citizen, not on behalf of your school or employer. You may reference being a member of the Indiana Association of College Admissions Counseling organization.