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TPA's April 12th Legislative Day

4/12/2017
When: Wednesday, April 12, 2017
7:30 AM
Where: Capitol Legislative Conference Center - E2.002
1100 Congress Ave
Austin, Texas  78701
United States
Contact: Lauren Witt
512-528-8400

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TPA Legislative Day

Wednesday, April 12th

7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 

Capitol Legislative Conference Center - E2.002

 

The bills that come out of this legislative session will affect the future of the profession and practice of psychology in Texas. It is imperative that you, as a psychologist or a psychology student, meet with your legislators, share about your profession, and advocate for psychology.

These legislators have heard TPA's key messages since the beginning of the session. Yet, what brings the message "home" for these representatives and senators is when they hear from their constituents. You are the expert. You are the constituent. They need to hear from you. 

Register today to join the Texas Psychological Association at the Capitol on Wednesday, April 12.

 

EVENT DETAILS

EVENT MATERIALS

  • Briefing will begin bright and early at 7:30 a.m. in the Capitol Legislative Conference Center E2.002 (Capitol Map).

  • The briefing will include breakfast and last about an hour. Executive Director David White will provide a summary of TPA legislative activity as well as in-depth talking points for what you need to discuss with your legislators during your visits. You will receive a printed packet of information for both yourself and your legislator.

  • Scheduled meetings: If you have not already done so, please contact the offices of your legislators to schedule a meeting. You should begin scheduling meetings after 9 a.m. Please email Lauren Witt (tpa_lwitt@att.net) with your scheduled appointment times and office when you have them. If you need more information about how to schedule a meeting, here are some tips. In addition to your scheduled meetings, TPA will have a list of drop-in opportunities for you to visit more legislators' offices.

  • Parking Information – The closest, most inexpensive option for parking is the Capitol Visitors Parking Garage located at the corner of San Jacinto and 12th Street.
 

You will receive a full briefing and a packet of materials for your visits before your scheduled visits. Onsite you will receive

  • Bill Summary (Priority and Very Important bills)
  • Talking points for priority bills
  • Charts explaining the steps to being a licensed psychologist, education, and training
  • Key legislator's room information 
  • Capitol map
  • Meeting summary sheet
 

GETTING THERE

     

 

PARKING
The Capitol Visitors Parking Garage is the best, least expensive option. The garage entrance is off E. 12th Street and it is then just a short walk to the Capitol entrance.View the parking location and more information here.

Finding the Meeting Room
April’s Legislative Day Breakfast and Briefing is in the Main Legislative Capitol Conference Room (E2.002).

  • Enter the Capitol using the east entrance on the main floor. Take the elevators in the north wing down to floor E2 (Capitol Map).

  • Exit the elevators on E2. The Legislative Capitol Conference Room (E2.002) will be on your right almost immediately after passing through the court.

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