The notebooks and supplies have been purchased and the uniforms pressed- school is back in session! The state legislature is considering school choice legislation that would give families the ability to determine which school best meets the needs of their children. There are two great ways advocates can voice their support for school choice:
1. Visit your state legislators in their district offices
The legislature is out of session until mid-September, so now is a good time to reach legislators in their home district offices. Bring your children or grandchildren, wear your school’s colors or a button that shows your support, and read the resources here if you’d like to learn more about the issue before your visit. The message is simple: we support school choice legislation that increases the EITC scholarship program and provides vouchers to families. You can also call your legislators in the district offices. Look up their local contact information by logging into the Advocacy Network.
2. Email your legislator and ask friends and family to do the same
As legislators prepare to vote on school choice legislation when they return in the fall, it is critical that they hear often from their constituents. Follow this link to send an e-mail message using the PA Catholic Advocacy Network. Forward the message to friends, family and neighbors. A strong show of grassroots support will reinforce the need to waste no more time passing school choice when the legislature returns to session. Many Catholic schools and parishes also have a supply of school choice yard signs. Check with your principal or pastor to see if signs are available.