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Let’s go to the capitol!

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Community leaders, organizations join forces to organize outreach trip

The 85th Legislative Session has begun and community leaders, businesses and organizations invite you to join them for Rio Grande Valley (RGV) Day in Austin on Tuesday, February 7.  Our goal is to meet with elected officials, share our region’s legislative agenda, show them our area is engaged in the legislative process and is passionate about our agenda items.

RGV Day in Austin Partners include: City of Edinburg, City of McAllen, City of Harlingen, City of Weslaco, Starr County Industrial Foundation, Brownsville Community Improvement  Corporation, Edinburg Chamber of Commerce, McAllen Chamber of Commerce, Weslaco Chamber of Commerce, McAllen CVB, Edinburg EDC, Mission EDC, McAllen EDC, Harlingen EDC, Weslaco EDC, Pharr EDC, McAllen-Hidalgo International Bridge, Anzalduas International  Bridge, McAllen PUB, Port of Brownsville, RGV Partnership, RSTEC, STC, IBC Bank, BBVA Compass, Texas A&M, UTRGV, UTRGV Foundation, Food Bank RGV, Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson, LLP, The Warren Group Architects, Shepard Walton King Insurance Group and The Monitor.  Representatives from these organizations are finishing plans for the one-day legislative outreach trip to the Capitol.

RGV Day in Austin provides residents, community and business leaders the opportunity to visit the state capitol and better understand the legislative process.  Join us for a day of events at our State Capitol, which includes resolutions on the senate and house floors, a luncheon with our local legislators at the Sheraton Capitol Hotel, visits with all 181 legislators and an evening wine & hors d’oeuvres reception in the Legislative Conference Center located at the Capitol.

Our participating communities and organizations strive to be the voice for local businesses in the state policy-making process. Our impact is even greater when we join efforts to demonstrate to elected officials that businesses large and small, educators, citizens and community leaders in the Rio Grande Valley care about the issues that impact our organizations, businesses, our cities and our communities.

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The RGV delegation leaves from McAllen the morning of Tuesday, February 7, and returns on Wednesday, February 8.  Cost to participate is $100, which covers roundtrip transportation, the luncheon and evening reception. Hotel accommodations not included.  If you would like to join your follow business, civic and community leaders for RGV Day in Austin, please contact Gerry Garcia at the McAllen Chamber at (956) 682-2871 or [email protected] to reserve your spot.