Top 5 Reasons to Be An Advocate
Not sure if you feel comfortable advocating on behalf of your district? Check out these five reasons you should be an advocate:
1. You can make a difference...and together, we can make a bigger difference. When more people show up to support public education, legislators take note and listen.
2. Laws are only changed or improved by those who stand up, show up and speak out. Thomas Jefferson once said: "We do not have government by the majority, we have a government by the majority who participates." Be part of the majority who participates and make your priorities the priorities of lawmakers.
3. Policy makers need your insights and expertise on education issues, from a local perspective.
4. Defense is needed too. If we’re not at the table, we’re on the menu. Your responsibility is to make sure the interests of public education are always at the table.
5. You have a story to share about public schools in your district. Legislators want positive, concrete examples. If not you, then who?