CASE Member Day at the Capitol is an annual event that provides CASE members with the opportunity to see the legislative process up close, connect with state policy makers and gain a deeper understanding of the K-12 issues being considered during this legislative session.
at the Capitol
February 24, 2016
School districts represented
Average miles traveled
The farthest distance was 277 miles; the shortest was 10.
CASE members from all 7 departments attended
Education-related bills introduced to date
Observing House and Senate legislative proceedings.
Amplifying the strong voice CASE members have in the legislative process by providing an opportunity to build relationships with legislators.
Understanding the positions the CASE Legislative Committee takes on bills, including: support, oppose, monitor and amend.
Left: Rep. Millie Hamner (D), who serves as the Joint Budget Committee Chair, and Rep. Bob Rankin (R) discuss the importance of bi-partisan collaboration for educational reform.
Right: Rep. Brittany Pettersen (D), the House Education Chair, shares her passion for education, reflecting on the way in which educators helped encourage and support her on her own path to success.
Rep. Dave Young (D) thanks attendees for the work they do every day and discusses some of the education-related legislation he's been involved in.
"There is no need to be bashful about caring about education," Rep. Jim Wilson (R) tells attendees, calling for all legislators to visit schools in their community.
Sen. Vicki Marble (R) speaks about the importance of having educator input in the legislative process.
Sen. Michael Merrifield (D) fields questions from attendees about recent and upcoming educational bills.
Learning how CASE Lobbyist Elisabeth Rosen ensures that the CASE voice is front and center on critical bills impacting K-12 public education.
Connecting with 7 state legislators during lunch.
Top: CASE members participate in a briefing from CASE Lobbyist Elisabeth Rosen and CASE Executive Director Bruce Caughey. Bottom: Henry Sobanet, Director at the Governor's Office of State Planning and Budgeting, discusses his role as a financial forecaster in reviewing and allocating the State Budget.
CASE members testifying on key bills in committee hearings.
For some attendees, this was the first time they've stepped foot in the Capitol since touring it when they were elementary students. We're so glad they were able to join us!
CASE members read up on the day's education-related bills.
Networking with fellow educators from across the state.
Appreciating the importance of advocacy for empowered education.
CASE: Asking policy-makers the tough questions since 1969.
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