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Public Education Needs Advocates

Love it or hate it, there’s no denying the reach of social media. TASB used social media as an advocacy tool during the 85th Legislative Session by introducing the website Texans for Strong Public Schools. It allowed supporters of public schools a quick and easy way to send letters to Texas lawmakers, and with almost 50,000 letters sent during the regular and special sessions, there’s little doubt that lawmakers got the message.

The website has been refreshed and new features have been added to allow those who visit to do outreach through Facebook, Twitter, and other communications channels.

It’s more important than ever that Texans let legislators know that they support public education. “If we don’t step up and speak out for public schools now, the students in today’s public schools will lose the support that is critical for their schools to thrive in the future,” said TASB Communications Associate Executive Director Karen Strong. She urges people to visit now to take quick action and prepare for more engagement with legislators in the future.

Read “Getting Ready to Advocate,” in the September/October issue of Texas Lone Star Magazine.

October 30, 2018