ADEA Virtual Hill Day
Dates: Apr 26, 2017
Location: Virtual, Online
April 26, ADEA will hold ADEA Virtual Hill Day, where you can communicate
directly with your Members of Congress about issues of importance to academic
dentistry via email and social media. Now, more than ever, it is important to
make the case for funding for federal agencies and programs of importance to
dental education and dental and craniofacial research, such as Title VII, Sec.
748 of the Public Health Service Act, which provides funding for health
professions workforce training and for innovative research at the National
Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR).
we want Members of Congress to support legislation that helps dental students
continue their education and reduce the burden of student loan debt. We are
asking for Higher Education Act reauthorization language that 1) reinstates
eligibility for graduate and professional degree students to use federal Direct
Subsidized Stafford Loans to finance their graduate educations and 2) allows federal graduate student loans to be refinanced more than once so new
dentists can take advantage of lower interest rates when economic conditions
are more favorable.
sign up through the ADEA Advocacy website under the tab, “Subscribe
to ADEA Action Alerts” and use either your home or school ZIP code to
identify your Members of Congress. On the morning of April 26, you will receive
an email from ADEA with information you can cut and paste or personalize and
send to your Member of Congress. At noon (Eastern Time) on April 26, ADEA will
launch a Twitter “thunderclap,” which aggregates Twitter posts and allows us to
create an impressive front on the importance of dental education’s priorities.
us for this important event. As they say in Washington, “if you are not at the
table, you may be on the menu.”
Please contact Ryne Chua
Contact: Ryne Chua