If you were at our conference last month, if you read your email, if you saw our Facebook posts - you know that on October 8, WATG leaders presented at the state capitol.
And if you were at our conference, you were asked, encouraged, cajoled into sending an email to your legislators, personally asking them to attend this briefing hosted by Rep. Warren Petryk’s office.
Your emails sent a message! Legislators and aides from both parties filled the room, and most of them stayed for the entire hour and a half. We could tell from the questions asked that this session drew new attention to gifted education. And we were specifically told that, with many meetings going on at any given time at the capitol, a request from a constituent to attend a given meeting makes a big difference.
What can you do next?
WATG leaders will continue to have meetings with individual legislative offices, including one as soon as next month. If your legislator needs more information and would like to meet with WATG representatives, please let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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