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NCTE's Action Alerts ask members to contact policymakers to request their support for legislation affecting literacy education.

Use Your Voice and Classroom Stories to Inform
and Educate Congress in the Days Leading Up
to NCTE's Literacy Education Advocacy Day

Please Contact Your Senators and Representative Now!

Please join with attendees at NCTE’s Literacy Education Advocacy Day in sending a message to Congress on behalf of learners and teachers across grade levels and in all content areas.

In addition to sending email messages, call or send a Tweet:

  • Call your legislators. Find their office phone numbers at after you enter your 9-digit zip code.

Share this message with them:
As a literacy educator, I ask you to ensure that the reauthorized ESEA includes two elements: a comprehensive approach to literacy teaching and learning and a full definition of effective, professional teachers.

  • Tweet your legislators.  Go to Tweet Congress. Scroll down and enter your zip code on the left. View the list of names of your congressional delegation who are on Twitter. Go to Twitter, log in, and tweet to the policymakers; be sure to include your city and state so they know you are a constituent. 

Sample tweet: 
@markkirk, from Urbana, IL: Include comprehensive literacy and a full definition of teacher effectiveness in ESEA:  



Mark your calendar now for the 2012 Advocacy Day:
Thursday, April 19, 2012



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