Content for the Legislative Advocacy Center is provided by the MESPA Legislative Resolutions Committee and sponsored by EPAC (the Elementary Principals Action Committee). As the political action arm of MESPA, EPAC promotes MESPA members' political advocacy as one of your ongoing professional responsibilities.
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Create an Advocacy Plan
Have an advocacy plan and stick to it! Create a concrete plan of what you want to accomplish this year. Your plan might include:
Tools and Tips
Visit the MN State Legislature website to find out who represents your district, tips on writing a letter to a legislator, and to track the progress of bills. Visit MN Budget Bites, an initiative by the Minnesota Council of the Nonprofits, for current articles revolving around Minnesota budget and tax issues.
This committee works with MESPA legislative counsel and the executive director to promote legislation favorable to education and the principalship, support active connection between MESPA members and legislators, and works with other associations to develop joint legislative platforms. Click here to find out more.