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Literacy Education Advocacy

Advocacy You Can Do at Home - Previous Revision

You might be thinking, "Advocacy isn't for me!" Yet, there are many ways you can make a difference. Join NCTE in celebrating Literacy Education Advocacy Month by doing just one little thing to support literacy education in March or April.


Review NCTE's Literacy Education Advocacy Calendar for March

Send the Literacy Education Advocacy Calendar
to a colleague

Read NCTE's 2009 Legislative Platform

Send the Legislative Platform to a colleague

Watch your local newspaper for stories that resonate with the Legislative Platform

Forward links to the stories you find to NCTE

Look up all of your elected officials (local to national) on

Note those elected officials whose issues align with the Legislative Platform
Find the contact information for the home offices of your Members of Congress
Add your
Members of Congress to your address book

Register for NCTE's Literacy Education Advocacy Day

Send details about Literacy Education Advocacy Day to a colleague

Call the home offices of your Members of Congress to schedule a visit while they're at home April 6-17
Think of a story describing how your students and your teaching are represented in the Platform
Share your story with a colleague and with NCTE
Read our tips on visting your Member of Congress while they're at home


The rest of the April calendar will be posted soon. Do you have suggestions of activities that we could include? Please send them to us via the comments box below!.


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