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Media Advisory: University of Missouri System supporters to rally at State Capitol

WHAT:                  More than 400 alumni, faculty, staff and friends of the four University of Missouri System campuses and MU Extension will converge at the state Capitol for the 39th annual Legislative Day on April 3.  The day is sponsored by the University of Missouri Alumni Alliance and MU Extension and includes visits with legislators, campus and Extension displays, and a legislative rally. 

Alumni Alliance Chair Mike Albano will emcee the legislative rally.  Speakers include University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe and Missouri House Speaker Tim Jones.

WHEN:                 Wednesday, April 3, 2013

UM Legislative Day Rally: 9:30 a.m. – 10 a.m., 1st Floor Rotunda

University displays, 3rd Floor Rotunda, and legislator visits will follow

WHERE:                Missouri State Capitol, Jefferson City

Media who would like to attend the event are asked to RSVP to Chief Communications Officer Jennifer Hollingshead no later than 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 2.

The Alumni Alliance is a group of 40 members, comprised of alumni from each University of Missouri campus as well as representatives of MU Extension.  The alliance was created by the Board of Curators in 1969 to encourage communication and cooperation among the system campuses and to help university advocates speak with one voice when delivering messages to legislators, community leaders and the public. MU Extension was added to the alliance in 1994. 

Reviewed 2013-04-01