Let your state senator and representative know how you feel about public school funding - ask them to support HB3. Not sure who to contact? Find your elected officials HERE. Make your voice heard! Here’s how:
1. Old school snail mail.
Organize a postcard writing party. Get some friends together and spend an hour writing messages to your elected representatives.
2. Get your social media on.
Your elected reps are on Facebook, too. And Twitter. And maybe even Instagram. Find them, post on their pages/feeds, and direct message them to share your concerns. Share their handles and pages with your friends so they can do the same. Consider using the ‘Town Hall’ function in Facebook to find all your elected representatives.
3. Hold the phone.
Pick it up and dial to reach your reps. Find their Austin phone number HERE. Sometimes you’ll have to leave a message and sometimes you’ll get a staffer. Always leave your name and details and have a preset idea of what you want to share. Every call and opinion is logged, so make sure both of yours are clear. Here’s a brief script idea:
“Hello, my name is _____ ______ and my zip code is ______. (pause to allow staffer to write this down). I am calling to ask [Senator/Rep] ___________ to [support/oppose] [legislation]. This matters to me greatly because of ______. Thank you for your time.”
4. Email FTW.
You email. They email. Everybody emails! Send an email to your senator and representative to share your position on school funding. Every email is logged by issue and stance, so be sure to state your zip code and be clear about where you stand on the current school funding model as well as your desire for them to support HB3.