Action Center

Petitions, social networking and other forms of advocacy are ways to make your voice heard all the way to Washington D.C.

Write Your Members of Congress

Personal, thoughtful letters have a considerable impact on your members of Congress. When writing your letters, keep the following in mind:

  • Focus on one issue or bill per letter and identify the bill by name and number.
  • Express your point of view and why your legislator 
should be supportive. Be brief and courteous.
  • Explain the local impact of the legislation.
  • Ask for a response from your member of Congress.
  • Use your signature and personal letterhead and mention that you are a school board member when writing an individual letter. If it is a collective letter written by the board, have the president of the board sign it. 
Make sure the letter is on the board’s letterhead.
  • Put your return address on the letter (envelopes often 
get lost).


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