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Register Online for UMW Legislative Event

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The 26th Annual United Methodist Women’s Legislative Event is a joint project of Texas’ five United Methodist Annual Conferences and Texas Impact.  This year’s theme is “A Thousand Voices: Telling the Story of Texas.” It is a time to learn the latest on the issues, meet with state leaders, and visit the Texas Capitol.

Legislative Event is a national model educational program that brings together women of all ages and backgrounds to learn how state government works, what key issues face Texas, and how to advocate effectively on issues they care about.

Legislative Event 2013 Agenda (subject to change)

Wondering about the agenda structure? Sunday’s sessions are focused on projects and programs you can do, and local or regional issues and opportunities. Monday’s sessions are focused on state legislative issues. Tuesday we’ll go to the Capitol and visit legislative offices.

Sunday, January 27

1:00-6:00pm REGISTRATION

1:00-1:30pm ORIENTATION

1:30-3:00pm COMMUNITY PARTNER PROGRAM TRAINING (http://www.hhsc.state.tx.us/hhsc_projects/cpp/)

3:00-4:15pm BREAKOUT SESSIONS

4:30-5:45pm BREAKOUT SESSIONS

6:30-8:30pm  DINNER & KEYNOTE

8:30-10pm SOCIAL PRINCIPLES DISCUSSION (optional)

Monday, January 28

8:30-9:00am PRAISE AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

9:00-10:00am HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES ISSUES

Miryam Bujanda, Methodist Healthcare Ministries

10:00-10:30am BREAK

10:30-11:30am NATURAL RESOURCE ISSUES

Hon. Kip Averitt, Chair, Texas Clean Energy Coalition
Joshua Houston, General Counsel, Texas Impact

12:00-1:00 LUNCH DISCUSSION: PAYDAY LENDING AND FAMILY FINANCIAL STABILITY

Don Baylor, Center for Public Policy Priorities

1:30-2:30pm EDUCATION ISSUES

Amanda Brownson, Moak, Casey and Associates
Beaman Floyd, Beaman Floyd Consulting

2:30-3:30 CRIMINAL JUSTICE ISSUES

Cindy Eigler, Texas Interfaith Center for Public Policy

3:30-4:00pm BREAK

4:00-5:00 CONFERENCE CAUCUSES*

5:00-6:00pm BREAK

6:00 SILENT AUCTION CLOSES

6:00-7:30pm DINNER
HARRIET JANE OLSON, NATIONAL UMW

7:30pm LOBBY TRAINING

Bee Moorhead, Executive Director, Texas Impact
Beaman Floyd

Tuesday, January 29

8:00-9:00am TRAVEL TO CAPITOL FOR LOBBY VISITS

9:00-11:30am LEGISLATIVE VISITS**

11:30am CLOSING SESSION (CAPITOL AUDITORIUM)

* Only UMW members may participate in conference caucuses; during the caucus period, Texas Impact will work with participants from other denominations and traditions on policy discernment activities.

** Texas Impact staff will schedule legislative visits for all Legislative Event registrants.

Registration is unlimited and men are welcome, too, at the Texas Methodist Women’s Legislative Event. This extraordinary opportunity for information on justice issues in Texas and strategies for affecting them is OPEN. Only United Methodist Women can vote on their legislative agenda for 2014, but all other aspects of the event are for everyone.. Read more about the event and register here.

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Discussion

2 thoughts on “Register Online for UMW Legislative Event

  1. Men are welcome, too, at the Texas Methodist Women’s Legislative Event. This extraordinary opportunity for information on justice issues in Texas and strategies for affecting them is OPEN. True, only United Methodist women can vote on their legislative agenda for 2014. All other aspects of the event are for everyone.

    Posted by Betsy Singleton | December 5, 2013, 7:34 am

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