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Cornell Graduate Student Advocacy Day

March 26, 2019 - March 27, 2019

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Cornell Advocacy Day Date: March 27
Travel Dates: March 26 and 27

Application Due Date: February 8

Access the online application at https://cornell.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5hzh1EWN00lRw8d
This exciting opportunity is designed for graduate and professional degree students across all graduate fields who are U.S. Citizens and want to learn more about public policy.

On March 27, Cornell graduate and professional degree students selected to participate in the Cornell Advocacy Day will join Cornell STEM and Social Science doctoral students already in D.C. for a science policy workshop, to conduct meetings with elected Members of Congress and congressional staff. These meetings will be organized by representatives from the Cornell Office of Federal Relations. In preparation for Advocacy Day, there will be an on-campus training from 12-1pm on March 20 in 341 Caldwell Hall led by representatives from the Cornell Office of Federal Relations to prepare participants for their Advocacy Day activities.
Because we may only select a limited number of students to participate in this opportunity, please do not submit an application unless you can make yourself available to travel to Washington D.C. from March 26 through March 27 and fully participate in the program.
Although consideration will be given to all graduate and professional degree students that apply for this opportunity, this year, priority consideration will be given to those from and/or soon to be eligible to vote in the follow states: Alabama, Indiana, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, and Washington.

All of these states are represented on the House Education and Workforce Committee and/or the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee.  These committees are responsible for authorizing the federal student aid programs, which we will be discussing with the Congressional offices during the Advocacy Day on March 27.
Should you have any questions, please contact Associate Dean Sara Xayarath Hernández at grad_assoc_dean@cornell.edu or 607-255-5417.



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