Applicants sought for Colorado Capital Conference

Applications will be accepted through March 18 for an annual conference designed to give 100 Colorado residents a better understanding of federal legislative processes.

U.S. Sen. Mark Udall, a Democrat from Colorado, hosts will the Colorado Capital Conference along with Colorado Mesa University and the University of Colorado. The 2013 conference is set for June 5 to 7 in Washington, D.C.

“This educational forum will give participants the knowledge and skills to join the larger conversation on public policy while interacting with a group of civic-minded Coloradans and national policy makers,” Udall said.

Tim Foster, president of Colorado Mesa University, agreed. “The Colorado Capital Conference provides a great opportunity for people from all walks of life to see their government up close and learn how to influence the process. Anyone interested in public policy and the future of our country should consider applying.”

For more information about applying to attend, visit www.markudall.senate/gov/capitalconference 2013 or call 270-5594. Applications must be postmarked no later than March 18. Conference participants will be announced April 2. Participants are responsible for their own airfare and accommodations. A $300 registration fee will cover most meals.

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