In addition to advocacy activities happening at Convention, NASP is also hosting a virtual advocacy week to engage folks who are not able to attend the Convention. Our Advocacy Action Center will not be updates with our latest action alerts until Monday, February 20th, so they will not show up at this time.
- Our first activity is a Thunderclap. On Friday, February 24that noon, our message asking Congress for #MoreTitleIV funding will be mass-tweeted by everyone that signs up. By tweeting the same message at the same time, Thunderclap helps a single organization create action and change like never before. It only takes a few clicks to participate! If you have a Twitter or Facebook account, click here to sign up before Friday the 24th: https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/52835-title-iv-funding-for-essa?locale=en
- Now more than ever- NASP wants to stress to our members the importance of calling your elected officials! During the week, call your own elected officials using NASP’s sample talking points on our Advocacy Action Center: http://cqrcengage.com/naspweb/. If you aren’t sure how to make a call watch this video demonstrating a school psychologist calling his senator’s, while establishing himself as a critical partner https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQnfNwLs_8Q.
- Be sure to set up meetings with your local district officesthis week! You can use NASP’s Advocacy Action Center to look up your elected officials and see the contact information for their local offices:http://cqrcengage.com/naspweb/home. Building meaningful relationships with stakeholders can lead to positive changes in policy and practice!
- By the end of the week, please make sure you have sent all of our letters on ourAdvocacy Action Center:http://cqrcengage.com/naspweb/home and take a moment to share a NASP resource with your principal, an administrator, or colleague:https://www.nasponline.org/resources-and-publications/resources