Engage
Now is the Time
We Can't Afford to Wait

Public Speaker

Advocacy Etiquette

  • Dress for SuccessLook and act professionally. We want to gain credibility for long term relationships with leaders and decision makers. 

  • Be Positive & RespectfulAffirm that everyone involved wants what's best for our children/students. Remember that we all have legitimate reasons for our beliefs.

  • Stick to Facts Refrain from name-calling or character slurs; avoid generalizations, stereotyping, and opinion-based arguments.

  • Remain Patient & Calm ~ If you feel yourself becoming angry, it's best to step back and/or remove yourself rather than risking saying or doing something you may regret later.

"Raise your words, not your voice.
It is rain that grows flowers,
not thunder."
— Rumi

POLITISIT 
Parental involvement is key to staying engaged with our School Board and other elected officials, but we know how difficult and expensive it can be for parents who want to attend meetings.
Politisit is an organization that can help by reimbursing the cost of childcare while attending political engagement meetings.