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A First-Timer’s Reflections from Advocacy Day

  • February 28, 2020

Marla D. Johnson University of Illinois at Springfield I think there is a notion that in order to participate in Advocacy Day, you have to be into politics. Despite popular belief, any member can (and should) take advantage of this…

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Advocacy Season is Here

  • January 31, 2020

Emily Tabeek Southern Illinois University Carbondale Evan Wilson Illinois College Joe Freeman Beacon Academy The Government Relations Committee is excited to begin our annual “advocacy season,” with two opportunities for direct engagement with our elected officials on the near horizon.…

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Important updates from your Government Relations Committee

  • October 31, 2019

Joe Freeman Beacon Academy Evan Wilson Illinois College Emily Tabeek Southern Illinois University Carbondale This month we focus on two major initiatives underway. We are witnessing the advancement of legislation that will have major impacts on the students we serve…

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Advocacy Day Wasn’t My Thing, Until It Was

  • February 27, 2019

Tricia Lothschutz University of Dayton Joe Freeman may be psychic. Last April, he told me I would be going to the next Advocacy Day. I smiled and nodded, because I knew Advocacy Day just wasn’t my thing and that it…

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Join us for Advocacy Day

  • January 31, 2019

Government Relations Committee Co-Chairs IACAC’s Legislative Advocacy Day will be held on Thursday, February 21, 2019 from 9 am to 2 pm. Whether you are new to the profession or a seasoned veteran, a friend to your legislator or a stranger, an IACAC fixture…

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Government Relations Update

  • October 30, 2018

This past spring, IACAC Past-President, Roberto Suarez, was asked to present to the Higher Education Working Group of the Illinois General Assembly (HEWG), a 12-member group comprised of 6 Illinois State Representatives and 6 Illinois State Senators, including 6 Democrats…

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Executive Order On Immigration

IACAC and NACAC Oppose Executive Order on Foreign Nationals

  • January 30, 2017

In light of recent events, we encourage you to join in solidarity with our colleagues from NACAC and International ACAC and their statements regarding President Trump's executive order on immigration of January 27, 2017, re-published below. IACAC fully supports NACAC and…

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