Thursday, June 16, 2011

Schapira to discuss education with President Obama, officials at White House

STATE CAPITOL, Phoenix – Senate Minority Leader David Schapira, D-Tempe, will meet with President Obama and senior administration officials at the White House to discuss state and national education issues on Friday, June 17.

Schapira will join a small group of young leaders from People For the American Way Foundation’s Young Elected Officials Network (YEO) who were invited to provide input to the administration on critical issues facing state and local governments.

“I appreciate the opportunity to meet with the President and his aides to discuss the state of education in Arizona and the need for reform on the national level,” Schapira said. “In order to secure a bright future for our state and our nation, we must work together to rebuild and reform our education system so our kids can be competitive in the international economy.”

Schapira has been a member of the YEO Network since his election in 2006 at the age of 26. Schapira, now 31, is the youngest member of the Arizona Senate.

The YEO Network, a project of People For the American Way Foundation, provides support and training for over 600 state, county and city young elected officials from all 50 states.

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