Clayton State Day at the Capitol, Wednesday, Feb. 18, is an opportunity for students, faculty and staff to experience the legislative process, to thank their representatives and senators for their support of higher education, and to share experiences with those legislators on issues of mutual concern.
Registration for buses from Clayton State to the Capitol and back has closed, however, if you wish to drive on your own, note the following information on the day...
Students can use the following link -- http://openstates.org/find_your_legislator/ to identify their senator and representative. Students are also encouraged to write a letter to their senator and representative to inform them of their visit and the purpose of Clayton State Day.
A discussion on political engagement with elected officials, and an opportunity to see Clayton State honored by the Senate and House are some of the activities available. Everyone will have an opportunity to meet with legislators and meet Clayton State alumni who work in state government. The tentative agenda is as follows...
9:30 a.m. -- Students arrive Room 515 Coverdell Legislative Office Building. Share coffee and donuts with state senators and representatives and hear from a couple of speakers on political engagement/community engagement
10:30 a.m. -- North stairs of Capitol - Group photo with Governor Nathan Deal
10:40 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. – President Hynes and others on House and Senate Floors to receiving Honoring Resolutions. Students in gallery
11 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. -- Alumni, staff, students – rope line – thank your representative
Committee hearings are generally scheduled after lunch.Those who wish to attend a hearing will want to plan their own transportation.
For more information, email SGA@clayton.edu or go to http://www.clayton.edu/Clayton-State-Day-at-the-Capitol