Make a difference in public education. Introduce yourself to your state legislators today!
As a voter, an educator, and constituent, your legislators value your input. Your lobbyists at the state Capitol are effective but they are no substitute for the views of a legislator's knowledgeable and engaged constituents.
As a hometown educator - a member of your local community with first-hand experience in public schools - it is critical for your legislators to hear and understand your perspective on education issues.
Take a moment to send a quick note to your representative in the Georgia House and your Senator. Thank them for their service. Make yourself available to him or her as a resource on issues affecting our schools, educators, and students. Set up a meeting with them. Invite them to your school.
A sample letter is included for you to use as a guide, but your own words and your own experiences will be most effective. Introduce yourself. Who are you, where do you work, what is your role in public education? What are your aspirations for your students?
Your note will be forwarded automatically to your specific individual legislators. Once you hit "submit," take a moment to note the names of your Representative and Senator if you did not already know them.
As the legislative session moves forward, you will want to follow up with your legislators on issues like TKES/LKES reform, public education funding, educator recruitment and retention, and many other issues that will come up, and GAE will provide you the information you need to do so.