Government Relations Committee
Greetings from the Government Relations Committee!
The Government Relations Committee communicates information regarding college admission counseling to federal and state legislative bodies and acts as a liaison to legislative committees or officers of other like-minded organizations. The committee develops a state/regional advocacy network to educate members on postsecondary education issues and priorities.
Members of the Committee
Chair: Ryan Burton-Romero, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Anne Lassen, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Kasey Urdiquez, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
We are seeking to expand and diversify our committee! For information on joining or planning a legislative day in your state, please contact Ryan Burton-Romero: 520-621-7524, email@example.com.
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Frequently Asked Questions
I want to get involved and support the efforts of the Government Relations Committee, but I don’t have time to attend meetings or travel for legislative visits. What can I do?
The easiest thing you can do is to use the links on this page! From here, you can search for current state and national legislation that will affect you and your students and make use of pre-written letters to sign and email to your current legislators.
How do I find information about issues in education and access?
NACAC Government Relations lists the latest developments in legislation of interest to the National Membership. At NACAC Legislative Action you can search more in-depth on issues in your state as well as topical issues. NACAC Policy Recommendations outline many current policies and links to research and insights on current trends/issues.
Can I really make a difference?
Yes. Your voice needs to be heard by legislators at all levels of the government! You are on the front line in dealing with the policies and laws and the only way to change the ones that are not working and to develop better policies is to communicate your opinion. The links on this page will make it easy for you to do it. Bookmark the sites and make a habit of checking up on what is happening in your state and at the federal level.