CU Advocacy Day is March 17

Groundbreaking Alzheimer’s work a focus of this year’s event at Capitol
By Staff

CU Advocacy Day at the Capitol

CU Advocacy Day at the Capitol is set for March 17.

The annual gathering during the legislative session features leaders from the state and the University of Colorado, and offers the public an opportunity to learn more about funding trends and legislative priorities that affect CU and higher education across the state.

The schedule, set for 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., promises to inform attendees about the university’s educational, research and economic contributions to the state. Featured will be Huntington Potter, Ph.D., professor and director of Alzheimer’s Disease Research in the School of Medicine, Department of Neurology and the Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome. He’ll discuss Alzheimer’s research, treatment and discoveries.

Registration is required for the event, which is hosted by the Office of Government Relations and CU Advocates Program in the Office of the President. Click here to register.

Schedule for March 17

7:30 – 8:15 a.m. - Registration and Informal Breakfast Reception with Elected Officials and CU Leadership

8:20 a.m.  - Welcome, Introductions and CU’s Legislative Priorities

8:25 – 8:35 a.m. - Budget Outlook for the State and Consequences to CU

8:35 – 8:45 a.m. - How You Can Help CU as an Advocate

8:45 – 9:15 a.m. - Alzheimer’s Disease Research, Treatment and Discoveries, Dr. Huntington Potter, CU School of Medicine

9:15 – 9:35 a.m. - How to Advocate with Elected Officials, Legislator TBD

9:35 – 9:55 a.m. - Why Higher Education is a Priority, Legislator TBD

10 a.m. - Closing Comments

10:15 a.m. - Visit and Observe Legislative Process in House and Senate Galleries


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