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!

PNACAC Members at NACAC Annual Advocacy Day (Hill Day)


NACAC’s Annual Advocacy Meeting (also known as Hill Day) is held each year in Washington, DC. Anyone is welcome to join and no prior experience is necessary. 

PNACAC members are encouraged to apply for the Hill Day Scholarship to attend this important meeting with legislators.

Learn more about former Advocacy Meetings:


Local Government Advocacy

Oregon Day at the Capitol

PNACAC hosted a group of members at a virtual Oregon Day at the Capitol on April 7, 2021. This event allowed members to advocate for substantive, wise, and inclusive education policy for students across our state and is one example of how we can share our stories with and introduce our lawmakers to the mission and values of PNACAC.

 Other ways to get involved:


NACAC's Legislative Action Center

  • 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