Legislative Action Team Advisory

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Register Now! IRA Government Relations Workshop, February 21 and 22, Washington DC

You are invited to participate in the 2008 Governmental Relations Workshop hosted by the International Reading Association and the Government Relations Committee in Washington, D.C. The workshop will be held on February 21, from 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm and February 22, from 8:00 am - 3:00 pm.

The goals of the workshop are to strengthen your and your council’s ability to impact legislation by providing training and information. The 2008 Legislative Workshop will focus on training workshop participants to be effective advocates on both federal and state issues. Participants will have the opportunity to meet with their Members of Congress and/or their staffs on Capitol Hill.

This is a no-cost workshop to IRA members. There is a fully refundable $50.00 registration fee which is returned on notification of cancellation or when attending the conference. This policy is to provide an accurate count to IRA. We will provide lunch on Thursday and breakfast and lunch on Friday. All other expenses are the responsibility of the attendees. Many participants receive funding from their state councils to help pay for costs. The workshop will be held at the Hall of the States building on Capitol Hill. We have a block of rooms at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill. The rates are $289.00 single and $314.00 double. The hotel telephone is 202-737-1234. Be sure to mention you are part of the IRA group. The cut-off date to reserve a room is January 21st.

Questions? Call 202-624-8800 or e-mail irawash@reading.org


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