Public Policy Day 2015

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

8 am Travel to Public Policy Day on Capitol Hill (transportation will be provided)
8:40–9:15 am Networking Continental Breakfast
9:15–9:25 am NAPE Welcome and Opening Remarks (Mimi Lufkin, NAPE CEO)
9:25–9:35 am Washington Welcome
9:35–9:55 am Congressional Opening Remarks: “The Power of Perkins and America’s Investment in Equity and CTE—Giving Our Nation the Globally Competitive Edge”

photo of Glenn Thompson Congressman Glenn “GT” Thompson (R-PA) Co-Chair, Congressional CTE Caucus; Member, House Education and Workforce Committee

9:55 am  Overview of the Day (Lisa R. Ransom, NAPE Public Policy Director)
10–10:40 am Congressional She-roes in CTE and STEM (Panel session)

Eddie_Bernice_Johnson,_official_109th_Congress_photo Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) Ranking Member, House Science, Space and Technology Committee
Congresswoman Suzanne_Bonamici Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR), House Education and Workforce Committee
Jones-DeWeever Moderator: Avis A. Jones-DeWeever
President & CEO, Incite Unlimited, LLC

10:40–10:50 am Q & A
11:00–11:45 am  Federal Policy Panel: Administration Presentation—Equity, High-Skills Training and Innovation in the Workforce: The Cornerstones of Building a Strong American Economy.

Dr. Johan Uvin Johan Uvin, Acting Assistant Secretary, OCTAE,  U.S. Department of Education
pronita gupta Pronita Gupta, Deputy Director, Women’s Bureau, U.S. Department of Labor
robin-runge Robin R. Runge, Senior Policy Advisor
Civil Rights Center, U.S. Department of Labor
Galanter Seth Galanter, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights
bbrown2 Moderator: Bridget Brown, Executive Director, National Association of Workforce Development Professionals

11:45–11:55 am Q & A
12–12:20 pm  Presentation of the NAPE Public Policy Awards by Debra Huber and Lou Ann Hargrave

Congressman Ruben Hinojosa Congressman Ruben Hinojosa (D-TX), House Education and Workforce Committee
photo of Glenn Thompson Congressman Glenn “GT” Thompson (R-PA) Co-Chair, Congressional CTE Caucus; Member, House Education and Workforce Committee

12:20–12:30 pm Prep for Hill Visits (Lisa R. Ransom, NAPE Public Policy Director)
1:30-5 pm Visit with Legislators

PDI participants will have time to visit with their members of Congress. NAPE offers an Advocacy Toolkit to assist in making connections and discussing issues with members of Congress. This comprehensive advocacy toolbox includes an archived webinar with NAPE Director of Public Policy, Lisa Ransom, as well as several templates, samples, and guidelines for engaging in grassroots activity. Making connections and discussing issues with members of Congress is an effective way to influence outcomes. Please schedule your visits today!