Have you ever found yourself talking back to the television screen? Muttering to the editorial page of your newspaper? Yelling at a member of Congress on talk radio? These folks just don't get it, you may be saying. Who's advising them? Often it's just their own memories of what school was like for them.
Want to change that? Join the AASA Legislative Corps by sending an e-mail with your name and e-mail address to AASA Policy Analyst Leslie Finnan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Membership is voluntary and free. Via a direct, instant, personal e-mail, you get a succinct weekly summary — the AASA Legislative Corps Weekly Report — of Washington news with impact on public schools. In exchange, you're asked to respond to occasional alerts, so YOU can be the one to tell YOUR own House and Senate members through quick and personally-tailored e-mails, how their vote would help or hurt public schools. The AASA Legislative Corps is recognized in Washington, D.C., as the most effective education network on Capitol Hill.
Hear what AASA members have to say about the AASA Legislative Corps:
See AASA member Leslie Crunelle, assistant superintendent in the San Gabriel Unified School District in San Gabriel, Calif., talk about why the Legislative Corps is important. “I am a member of the AASA Legislative Corps primarily to ensure that my voice and the voice of other administrators in this country reach our national politicians.” (Windows Media/QuickTime)
How to join:
To become a member of the AASA Legislative Corps if you are an active AASA Member, send your name and e-mail address to Leslie Finnan at email@example.com. If you are not a member of AASA, your professional association, you can join AASA now. Join the AASA Legislative Corps today and get the facts you need to help you make a difference for children and your profession.