Advocate’s Corner

Use the resources below to get involved on behalf of Colorado’s schools. If you have a suggestion about how Great Education Colorado can help you connect with legislators and advocate for a better future for Colorado, contact us and let us know.

Current Actions

Register for the 2017 Action Summit
Registration is now open for the the 2017 Action Summit on Friday, April 21, 2017. Join 300 public education supporters from across Colorado and leave excited, fully engaged, and with a concrete plan of action to qualify and pass a ballot initiative to support Colorado students. (Learn more and register)

Sign up for Advocacy U Workshops and Hone Your Advocacy Skills
Great Education Colorado is launching a monthly series of workshops where we will demystify the role of being an advocate for Colorado students. We’ll provide the background and skills needed to empower you to advocate on behalf of Colorado students.

Join us for one workshop or for the entire series! There is no fee to attend. However, space is limited and registration is required. Sign up today!

Sign onto an Open Letter to State Leaders
Fifteen diverse organizations in Colorado signed a letter to state leaders urging them to recognize that education is the bedrock of our strength as a state. We know that in order to have thriving communities, we need vibrant public schools, learning opportunities for every child and much more. Read the letter and sign today!

Design a State Budget that Reflects Your Values
Great Education Colorado and the Colorado Association of School Boards (CASB) have developed Mission: Possible, an interactive online budget simulation that allows Coloradans to make their own spending and revenue choices for the state budget. Great Ed and CASB teamed up on this project because we believe all state residents must understand Colorado’s fiscal challenges and all possible solutions. In Colorado, because of constitutional amendments, it is voters – not legislators – who make the most important decisions about how Colorado invests in its future.

Sign up for a School Tour
School tours provide participants with an in-depth look at the successes and challenges in Colorado’s classrooms. Discussions with parents, students and administrators allow a first-hand look at how state policies affect Colorado’s schools and students. Contact us to learn more about how you can attend an upcoming school tour.

Sign Up for a Presentation
Schedule a Presentation
 and Great Ed will come to your school, community organization or event and provide an opportunity to have a dialogue with your community on why quality education is the foundation of individual opportunity, community vitality and a prospering economy.

#FundingMatters
Check out our Resource library that has videos, fact sheets and more explaining why #FundingMatters. Understanding school finance in Colorado is no easy task—but these resources will help you do just that! This brief video presents one concept, but you can explore more details by then reviewing our full presentation on school funding. Watch the video and review other resources here.

Support the Colorado School Experience project
We’re inviting you to partner with us to collect small donations from lots of people to make sure that more Coloradans understand the impact of budget cuts on our students. We have pages and pages of stories that people — parents, teachers, concerned citizens like you, and kids — have submitted to us. The written words are devastating — but they don’t do the stories justice. We need Coloradoans to SEE the stories and hear from the kids themselves. We need your help to raise enough money to document these stories in video; in ways that legislators and voters cannot ignore. Donate here.

Other Resources