Orange and Maroon Legislative Day

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Every other year during the Texas legislative session, alumni from the University of Texas at Austin and Texas A&M University join together to advocate for Tier 1 higher education in Texas with all 181 members of the Texas Legislature.

10:15 a.m. Resolution Reading in the House 

House Gallery - Texas Capitol

11:15 a.m. Resolution Reading in the Senate

Senate Gallery - Texas Capitol

12:30 p.m. Volunteer Check-in

800 Congress Avenue 

12:30 - 2:15 p.m. Kick-off Luncheon and Volunteer Briefing Session

800 Congress Avenue
Volunteers will enjoy a lunch and have opportunities to network with other volunteers and university leaders. University leaders will speak on legislative issues facing our two universities in preparation for office visits to the Capitol later in the day. 

2:30 p.m. Group Photo

South steps of the Capitol building

2:45 - 5:00 p.m. Volunteer Office Visits 

Texas Capitol Building
Alumni Volunteers will visit legislative offices in assigned small groups. Each appointment will be 15 - 20 minutes. Volunteers are encouraged to stop by their local legislator's office to visit with staff between or after their scheduled meetings. 

5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Reception

800 Congress Avenue
All volunteers, university administrators, legislators,, and their staff are welcome to attend. 

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Photos from Orange and Maroon Legislative Day 2017

 

Longhorns on the Hill

2019 Date Coming Soon

Congressional Breakfast

The Liaison Capitol Hill
The Texas Congressional delegation, UT Austin and Texas Exes leadership, and alumni are invited to the congressional breakfast. This event includes networking time, a seated breakfast, and remarks from an established keynote speaker. 

Group Photo

The Liaison Capitol Hill

Longhorns on the Hill Volunteer Planning Session

The Liaison Capitol Hill
Includes volunteer check-in and overview of the key objectives and talking points.

Office Visits

U.S. Capitol
During this time, volunteer groups will have meetings scheduled with the Texas Congressional delegation and other key offices. Groups will consist of four or five volunteers and will meet with several offices.

Reception

The Liaison Capitol Hill

The Texas Congressional delegation, UT Austin leadership, UT advocates, volunteer participants, alumni, and staff are all welcome to celebrate a successful advocacy day.

Photos from Longhorns on the Hill 2017

 

Student Breakfasts

Fall 2018 Dates announced soon

The Longhorns & Legislators breakfast series allows for students to engage with decision-makers to discuss how to fix higher education issues, best make an impact in their policy areas of interest, and how to become more civically engaged longhorns.