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Groundwork Advocacy Update 4.7.17

Dear Groundwork Team, Thank you for your support for Groundwork Advocacy Day. Registration opened Monday and I am thrilled by the overwhelming response . Please register now to ensure you are included in this important event! Speaking of Advocacy Day--since we can't stop talking about it!--I will be sharing some of the exciting details of our agenda throughout the coming weeks. Today, I am happy to announce that our team has carefully selected several stalwart legislators to receive two prestigious early care and education awards at Advocacy Day. We can't wait to celebrate our early care and education champions on May 18th! As our budget advocacy continues to progress, I was lucky to spend a couple of days in Cleveland this week to connect with our partners in Cuyahoga County. A special THANK YOU goes to Groundwork Steering Committee member, Rebekah Dorman, for planning such an interesting day. The public/private partnerships in northeast Ohio are amazing and I really learned a lot. I look forward to another trip soon.

Before members left for spring break, Lynanne and I hit the Statehouse to meet with nearly a dozen members of the General Assembly. Check out this picture we took with Senator Lehner following our meeting in her office. Notice anyone else in the picture? Yes, that's Margaret Hulbert, one of Groundwork's founders. It was great running into Margaret.

As legislators take a well-deserved short break from their important work, it's all hands on deck here! Thank you for your support, have a fantastic weekend and.....see you soon at Advocacy Day! Shannon Jones Executive Director

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