SPEAK Out! Day

February 10-11, 2015
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Advocacy in support of school health and physical education is vital to the future of the profession as well as to the millions of school age children across the country. Please join us for the 2015 SPEAK Out! Day, SHAPE America's annual member lobby event in Washington, DC. Represent your state, meet with your members of Congress and network with fellow SHAPE America members in order to "speak out" in support of school health and physical education. 
 

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2015 SPEAK Out! Day Agenda

  • Tuesday February 10 - Prep Day (Mandatory)
  • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM: In-depth Issue briefing at the Crowne Plaza, Old Town Alexandria
  • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM: reception 
  • Dinner on your own
  • Wednesday February 11 - SPEAK Out! Day
  • 8:00 AM: travel to Capitol Hill via charter bus
  • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM: Congressional meetings 
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM: SPEAK Out! Day Congressional Award Luncheon 
  • 3:30 PM: bus departs Capitol Hill for Reagan National Airport and the Crowne Plaza

Major Legislative Asks for 2015:

  • Cosponsor the PHYSICAL Act – designate health and physical education as core subjects in federal education law
  • Support PEP grant funding – the only federal education funding for physical education

2014 SPEAK Out! Day Resources:

If you have any questions about SPEAK Out! Day or SHAPE America's other advocacy efforts, please contact Carly Braxton at 703-476-3476 or cbraxton@shapeamerica.org.