Policymakers pay attention to published letters, particularly when the opinion pertains to their constituent’s views (+ future votes!). Writing a letter to the editor is an effective way to frame the issue for the general public and communicate with elected officials. Consider use of this brief one-page PDF to assist in writing and publishing as a way to advocate policy.
The Dignity in Schools Campaign (DSC) Model Code Comparison Tool presents communities with recommended language for alternatives to school pushout and zero-tolerance discipline practices. It highlights questions you can answer ... MORE
This May 2016 Huffington Post Blog from Eric Mann, Director of the Labor/Community Strategy Center, details the Strategy Center’s “ferocious uphill organizing” that removed military grade weapons from Los Angeles ... MORE
This report from the National Opportunity to Learn Campaign is a good resource for groups wanting to engage their school boards. The report offers strategies for campaigns to reduce suspensions ... MORE