Advocacy & Government Relations

PNACAC encourages its members to stay informed of current issues that impact our profession, our students, and access to higher education. As those who can give voice to our students and colleagues, PNACAC members are also strongly encouraged to engage their elected representatives by asking them to stand up for college access. Every member can make a difference!



NACAC's Legislative Action Center2019 Hill Day

  • Sign up to receive monthly updates on relevant issues
  • Annual Advocacy Meeting (in Washington, D.C.) information
  • NACAC's legislative priorities
  • Resources related to relevant issues
  • Relevant bills being considered by the US Congress
  • Action alerts to communicate with elected officials
  • Analysis of current issues from NACAC Director of Government Relations


PNACAC Members at NACAC Annual Advocacy Day

NACAC’s Annual Advocacy Meeting is held each year in Washington, DC. Anyone is welcome to join and no prior experience is necessary. The 2020 Advocacy Meeting is set for March 8-9 in Washington, DC. Check back for more information about how to register for it and apply for a PNACAC grant to attend!

The 2019 Advocacy Meeting took place March 3-4. PNACAC sponsored four members to attend and meet with their state representatives.

"Being a new college and career counselor in my first year at a large high school, Hill Day was the missing piece in my education. Not only did I learn about policies that have the potential to affect my students in a big way, but I was given training on how to advocate for my student's  with respect to these policies, when face to face with my state  representatives. I hope to do this every year!"

- 2019 Attendee, Chelsi Goddard (Meridian High School, Idaho)

Learn more about former Advocacy Meetings:

Sign up for NACAC Government Relations updates or email NACAC's Michael Rose, Director of Government Relations.


Local Government Advocacy

  • Videos: Learn about your state's policy process