Melissa Mellor

ASCD Kicks off August Recess Campaign

Don't let your senators go on vacation! Take time during the August recess to ask your senators to become cosponsors of S.1063, the Effective Teaching and Leading Act. This important bill supports induction and mentoring programs and enhances ongoing professional development for teachers and school leaders.

The more cosponsors and support the bill has, the more likely it is to be added to the Senate's Elementary and Secondary Education Act reauthorization bill when it’s considered on the Senate floor.

You can choose your level of involvement:

  • Send your senators an automated e-mail that will take just a few minutes of your time.
  • Spread the word on Facebook or Twitter.
  • Invite your lawmakers to your school for a site visit.

ASCD's policy team has created an easy-to-use checklist (PDF) of activities to help guide your involvement, social media instructions (PDF) with tips and sample messages, and a one-page resource (PDF) with background information and talking points about the bill.

Please take this opportunity to make your voice heard today and throughout the month of August, and share these resources with your colleagues.

Become an advocate for education! Join Educator Advocates to get informed about the education policy and politics that affect your day-to-day work; get involved by joining with colleagues to help lawmakers make the best education decisions; and make a difference for our schools and our students.

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