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Literacy Education Advocacy Day & Month Resources

Literacy Education Advocacy Day in Washington, DC (April 22) 

Literacy Education Advocacy Month (March-April)

Literacy Education Advocacy Month Calendar

 2010 NCTE Legislative Platform

Creating the Legislative Platform

See the recording of the March 16 "Advocacy for Everyday Teachers" online session where Susan Houser, Clarissa West-White, Shelbie Witte, and Millie Davis tells how easy it is to advocate for literacy education! Make sure to go to the Elluminate site and follow all three steps to ready your computer before clicking on the session.


Contacting Legislators, Spreading the Message

Seeing Legislators at Their Home Offices

Visiting Legislators' DC Offices 

Contact Policymakers, Follow Legislation

Writing Op-Eds or Letters to the Editor

Speak to the Media and to Legislators


Tips and Success Stories  

Stories Make It Personal

Teacher Advocacy: Teachers Speaking Up through Advocacy Day—and Other Grassroots Activities—We Can Make a Difference in Literacy Education

Inside NCTE Policy Work: Bringing Member Knowledge and Experience to Bear

A Quick Guide to Practicing Advocacy at Home

Florida Advocacy Day: It's Official!


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