BE a CITIZEN LOBBYIST
“All states share a basic definition of lobbying as an attempt to influence government action.” National Conference of State Legislatures
“Lobbying is talking about what matters to you.” Tips for Citizen Lobbying
The League of Women Voters have advice on Making Your Voice Heard.
Now for some bird-dogging…….Please take the time to read this.
Attend Town Hall Meetings held by Congressional Candidates
Incumbents should be asked:
Since No Child Left Behind has been acknowledged as faulty and detrimental since 2005 and was supposed to have been changed by Congress since 2007, why is the 2001 version still in place?
Since education is a State responsibility and yearly standardized tests have not improved education, why is the federal government, through No Child Left Behind, still mandating yearly testing?
Given the importance of quality education and the fact that the economy affects school quality, what legislation have you sponsored to help reduce the 90% poverty rate in many urban and rural schools?
Both incumbents and their challengers should be asked:
What do you see as the proper role of the federal government in public education?
What specific changes would you make to No Child Left Behind?
Given the importance of quality education and the fact that the economy affects school quality, what legislation are you willing to sponsor to help reduce the 90% poverty rate in many urban and rural schools?
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