Resources to assist you as you engage with your elected officials in an effort to influence legislation and policy to benefit Texas public schools and students
12 Ways School Leaders Can Connect with Lawmakers
Download this TASA-produced PDF that provides 12 tips on how school leaders can engage with locally elected officials and lawmakers and share with them the good things that are happening in Texas public schools.
TASA’s 2021 Legislative Priorities
During the 87th session of the Texas Legislature, TASA will support or initiate legislation that aligns with the association’s positions and priorities and work with other associations and groups to advocate for the positions and priorities outlined in the 2021 TASA Legislative Positions & Priorities document. Download a PDF version.
TASA’s Talking Points
TASA prepares talking points documents for use by school leaders when discussing important issues with legislators during legislative sessions. See/download talking points.
Joint Legislative Agenda on Charter School Transparency
Teacher groups, school administrators, school board members, and public education advocates came together in 2019 to support a legislative agenda to increase the transparency and efficiency of charter schools in Texas. Get the details.
Contact Information for Texas Legislators
See this list for links to find out who represents you, look up legislators by chamber or committee, download a list of email addresses for lawmakers, and more.
Legislative Advocacy 101
TASA Governmental Relations produced a list of tips for how to meaningfully engage legislators on topics important to Texas public education. Download in presentation slide format, or download this two-page PDF flier to share.
Legislative Dates of Interest
See the Legislative Reference Library’s list of important dates for the regular session of the 87th Texas Legislature (2021).