I hope it’s not too late to tell you that our October conference attendees rock!
The emails you sent to your legislators before our October Gifted Education briefing in Madison really made a difference. The room was standing room only! As one staffer told us, “There are multiple meetings going on today. If a constituent asks us to attend a briefing like this, then this meeting takes precedence over the others.”
So, what can you do now to keep the momentum going?
Make sure you know who your representatives are in Madison. We have some activities going on right now that may have us asking you to contact your legislators again soon.
While you’re at it, make sure you know who your reps are in DC, too. WATG leaders will be in DC in March, and we will be scheduling meetings with the office of every congressional representative from Wisconsin.
You can find all of your elected officials here.
If you’re with me so far, I have one more request.
We need to know who our supporters of gifted education are, in which legislative districts they live, and that they are willing to send a message to their elected official(s). This is especially helpful when your representative is on a key committee.
If you are willing to contact your legislators in support of gifted education initiatives that may come along, please complete the form here.
We’ll ask for your name, home address and email address, but we won’t share it with anyone. We just need to be able to contact you if your representative needs to be contacted. And when the time comes, we’ll provide you with a template message so you don’t have to start from scratch.
It will take ALL of us – parents; educators and administrators from K-12 and higher education; mental health providers; school board members; community members; and even our students – if we are to be successful. Join us now!
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