Those who would attack and dismantle public education never seem to take a vacation. That’s why it’s essential for public education activists like you to stay informed and engaged during the summer months.
Part of our mission at EdVotes is to make it easier for you to keep up with legislation and policies that affect public education and working families—for better and for worse—and help you find ways to speak out and take action on issues that matter for students and educators.
Here is our tip list for keeping your activism going throughout the summer:
- Get involved in the 2018 election NOW. There’s already a large field candidates shaping up across the country. You can keep up with everything they’re saying about public education by following the Education Votes Facebook page and pledging to support students in Election 2018.
- Sign-up for quick-read newsletters that will help you keep up with timely news of state and national politics and campaigns to invest in public education: The EdVotes weekly newsletter and Education Insider provide coverage tailored to the education activist.
- Take action online and share pro-public education content with your networks. “There’s no denying the power of digital activism,” says NEA political director Carrie Pugh. “We see every year how educators, parents and students raising their voices online can open important conversations and lead change.” Looking for content to share? Simply follow EdVotes on Facebook and Twitter.
- Check out our advocacy tips to ensure you’re making the biggest impact you can every time you speak up for your students.
- BONUS TIP: Find some time to rest and recharge so you can start the next school year strong and ready to fight for public education!