Attend a town hall, coffee, community event or advocacy day at the Capitol with your elected official(s). Find events in your community here.
Visit the Capitol with a Great Ed staff member – invite your legislator out of session for a brief chat.
Schedule a time to meet with your legislator in your community.
Invite education supporters from your community to join you in engaging with your elected officials.
What to Say – Use your own words; make it specific to your school or your district
Tell them you consider the budget a moral document; that you expect education to receive its fair share – which is more than just keeping up with inflation. Now that the state budget is recovering, our kids should recover commensurate with the budget.
Explain how years of budget cuts to school districts have impacted your kids and/or your school. Express your desire to restore the cuts and impress upon them
Let them know that you’ll check in periodically to see how things are progressing.
Ask if there’s anything you can do to help.
Thank them for serving the students of Colorado and for representing your interests.