It won’t be politics as usual come April 5 when Penn Staters descend on Pennsylvania’s state capital. Alumni, students and Penn State icons like the Blue Band trumpeters and the Nittany Lion will swarm the state Capitol Complex to advocate for Penn State’s future.
Alumni and current Penn State students will team up for “Penn State Capital Day” to make their case with legislators that Penn State needs a strong appropriation. Teams of alumni and students will meet with state senators, representatives and legislative staffers to emphasize that a strong state appropriation will allow Penn State to continue its mission of providing quality, accessible education at affordable rates, while being one of the largest economic engines for the Commonwealth.
In addition to meetings with legislators, Capital Day will also include a noon “Rally in the Rotunda” to show support for Penn State and its positive impact on Pennsylvania’s economy and vital role in training future leaders. Following the rally, Berkey Creamery ice cream will be scooped out for all comers.
All Penn State alumni and students are welcome and encouraged to participate in Capital Day. For more information or to register, click here.
Capital Day is organized by the Penn State Alumni Association’s Grassroots Network , an education and advocacy group supporting Penn State, and co-sponsored by three Penn State student government groups—the Council of Commonwealth Student Governments, the University Park Undergraduate Association and the Graduate Student Association.
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