Whether you are a seasoned Capitol Hill hall walker or newcomer, your experience with the NAPE Summit's Public Policy activities will leave you
and ready to
your congressional representatives!
From our Public Policy workshops, congressional delegation meetings, federal exhibitors, to our dynamic Public Policy Day, the Summit's Public Policy activities promises to
empower NAPE members as you speak up and speak out for students, educators, and federal equity policies that matter to you!
Public Policy workshops offer NAPE members informed perspectives about the national legislative landscape and guidance on how to successfully "connect" with congressional members and staff. Between workshop sessions, be sure to stop by the NAPE exhibit corridor and see what our
federal exhibitors have to share.
During NAPE's Wednesday morning
Public Policy Day, members of Congress will share their views on education, workforce, and equity policies and will provide updates on actions in the 116th Congress and what we can expect in the months ahead. The morning program includes Public Policy Leadership Award presentations to national policy leaders and advocates who champion equity policies that matter most to the communities we serve.
Public Policy Day post-session
Hill office visits offer NAPE members the opportunity to bring their collective voice to the Halls of Congress with the advocacy tools needed to educate Senators, Representatives, and congressional staff on how education and workforce equity impacts your state and district. This is your chance to "put a constituent face" on NAPE's public policy agenda.
While we encourage you to schedule your personal or group meetings with your elected officials and their staff as soon as possible, we understand that securing legislative meetings is challenging. Look for NAPE's
upcoming advocacy webinar. It will offer a step-by-step process to schedule brief appointments, meet with Members and staff, and develop a productive, working relationship with your congressional office.
Interested in joining a state group of NAPE members in meeting with congressional staff? We will have a limited number of "pre-scheduled" congressional delegation meetings to sign up for at the registration desk. These delegation meetings are limited in space so first come, first served!)
NAPE encourages ALL Summit attendees to participate in Summit public policy activities. Your advocacy of NAPE's education and workforce equity issues, be it in the nation's capital or back home in your congressional district, makes an impactful difference in the public policy work that we do!
See below for important federal updates.