Contacts for Your STATE Representatives (Through 2020)
Contacts for Your FEDERAL Representatives (Through 2020)
Make Sure Our Voices Are Heard!
Please act swiftly. Time is of the essence!
Advocacy Letter Downloads
Here are sample letters that you can use to download and immediately send out to your STATE and FEDERAL representatives.
(click on the applicable link below)
SAMPLE LETTERS FOR STATE LEADERS (OCT 2020)
RE: Impending 20% Cut in Aid if a Federal Coronavirus COVID-19 Relief Stimulus Package isn’t Passed
The letters below are designed for Superintendents, SBAs and School Boards to send off to their STATE Representatives.
Call to Action: We need you, our membership and stakeholders in the districts, to take action. Call, email, tweet, facebook – whatever you are most comfortable with, whatever tools you have at your disposal, use one of them or use them all. If you have a smartphone, you can easily reach your legislators with the few clicks. Find resources and sample letters below.
The three key issues that Albany must address:
- Increase 2018-19 Foundation Aid by $1.2 Billion
- Reject a 2% cap on annual increase to BOCES, Building and Transportation Aid
- Improve Foundation Aid Formula for equity, adequacy, predictability, and sustainability
Feel free to use and manipulate these sample emails/letters to call on your legislators.
Refer to this advocacy toolkit for legislator contact information.
Download your district’s data from the legislative forums to support your messages.
Sample Email/Letter Assembly Sample Email/Letter Senate
Here are some sample tweets/facebook messages that you can post or share our social media messages.
Sample Tweets/Facebook Messages
Zero Tax Cap
More pressing than ever with a 0.12% tax cap looming over our school districts!
Our ‘Tax Cap Caution Video’ demonstrates the devastation caused by the Governor’s tax cap.
You can help by:
A) Posting the video to your district website with a message urging folks to contact state legislators that represent your school district.
B) Forwarding the links below to colleagues and concerned parties.
C) Sharing the video with your community and district stakeholders (for example: your Board of Education, PTA, booster clubs, chamber of commerce, local newspaper)…urging them to post it on their website and to also contact their state legislators.
copy and forward links below:
-YouTube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGOt9yyQR6A
-Download link: https://files.me.com/billkeeler1/upb9rl.mov