MMEA was proud to be part of this year’s NAfME Hill Day event in Washington, D.C. On June 29, over 300 NAfME members and a record 129 collegiate students descended upon our nation’s Capitol to talk about music education with legislators and staffers. MMEA sent a team of nine delegates to this year’s Hill Day, including MMEA leadership and students from Western Michigan and Wayne State Universities. The members of this year’s delegation included:
- Karen Salvador (President)
- Lisa Furman (President-Elect)
- Cory Micheel-Mays (Executive Director)
- Lindsey Streeter (WMU)
- Jasmine Joubran (WMU)
- Danny Reeves ( WMU)
- Christopher Fosnot (WMU)
- Jacob Blaylock (WMU)
- Anthony Berardi (Wayne State)
The Michigan team met with six legislative offices, discussing full funding for ESSA Titles I, II, & IV. We also shared stories about students and teachers in Michigan, and reminded lawmakers about the need for equitable access to sequential music instruction for all students. You can visit https://nafme.org/hill-day-2017-recap/
to learn more about the 2017 NAfME Hill Day. The video recap provides a great snapshot of the day’s activities.
We look forward to visiting our legislators in Washington, D.C. again next year, and I encourage you to share your stories, concerns, and comments by emailing me anytime. I hope you’re enjoying this beautiful summer!
Executive Director, MMEA