Legislative Advocacy – MASA Under the Dome

Join MASA members for an advocacy day. MASA Under the Dome will include a briefing on current state legislation and issues related to public education, presentations on hot topics that impact public schools, a training session on how to effectively engage with legislators, and a luncheon with staff members and lawmakers.

Attendees will meet with their local state representatives, state senators and committee members to discuss current bills, and participate in various steps of the legislative process.


9:00 AM Welcome
Dr. Steve Matthews, MASA President-Elect
9:05 AM How to Effectively Communicate with Lawmakers
Sarah Hubbard, Principal
Acuitas, LLC
9:35 AM Legislative Briefing
Peter Spadafore, Associate Executive Director
Michigan Association of Superintendents & Administrators
10:05 AM Break 
Check-in with Your District
10:15 AM Legislative Leaders Panel
Participants TBD
11:00 AM Executive Office Briefing
Discussion with officials from the Office of Gov. Whitmer 
11:30 AM Lunch with Staff and Legislators
12:45 PM Final Remarks
1:00 PM Conclusion

Upon conclusion, MASA members are encouraged to schedule appointments with lawmakers to discuss district-specific issues. We ask that you not schedule meetings during the structure part of the agenda.