Recorded, Thursday, May 22, 2014

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All Politics is Local – How Parents Play a Part in their Communities.
With Mark Despotakis and Christopher Woodside

Many years ago, former Speaker of the House Tip O’Neil coined the phrase “All Politics is Local”. That statement rings more true today than ever and we hope to share with parents and educators the power they hold in their local communities.

This webinar will be led by former band director, television news director, CNN producer and now director of Market Development for AMP retail partner Progressive Music in Pennsylvania, Mark Despotakis has been an outspoken advocate for music education presenting sessions for PMEA and NAMM. Mark will be joined by Christopher Woodside, Assistant Executive Director at the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) where he heads the association’s Center for Advocacy and Constituency Engagement, serves as NAfME’s primary lobbying presence on Capitol Hill, and facilitates music education’s newest collaborative advocacy venture: The Music Education Policy Roundtable.

Mark and Christopher will provide information on what can be done by parents in your own communities with your school boards and legislature to impact the decisions that are made on behalf of your kids. Information will also be shared from the Music Education Policy Roundtable, of which AMP is a member, on the 2014 Federal Legislative agenda, including maintaining the status of the arts as a CORE ACADEMIC SUBJECT in any reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).

Don’t miss this important webinar. Learn what a real impact you can have in your own community.

This webinar is open and free of charge to AMP members. Please login before attempting to register.

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