Alumni, students to meet legislators on Capital Day

Alumni and students will team up for “Penn State Capital Day” on April 20 in Harrisburg, Pa., to make their case with legislators that Penn State needs a strong state appropriation.

Capital Day’s primary focus will be on individual meetings with Pennsylvania senators, representatives and their staffers. Teams of alumni and students will convey the message that a strong state appropriation is needed to allow Penn State to continue its land-grant mission of providing quality, accessible higher education at affordable tuition rates for students and their families.

In addition to these meetings, Capital Day will also include a noon “Rally in the Rotunda” and ice cream social to show support for Penn State, its ongoing impact on Pennsylvania’s economy and its vital role in training future leaders.

All Penn State alumni and students are welcome and encouraged to participate. For more information or to register, visit http://www.alumni.psu.edu/grassroots online.

Capital Day is organized by the Penn State Alumni Association’s Grassroots Network, an education and advocacy group supporting Penn State, and the Council of Commonwealth Student Governments (CCSG), which represents Penn State students at 19 undergraduate campuses beyond University Park.

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Last Updated March 22, 2010