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Engaging with Policymakers Toolkit

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

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 for the 2019 Legislative Session
TASA prepared a series of talking points documents for use by school leaders when discussing important issues with legislators during the 2019 session. Download the talking points. New talking points will be posted prior to the 2021 session.

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.

Who Represents Me? Find Out Who Represents You at the Texas Capitol
Who Represents Me provides information about current districts and members of the Texas Senate, Texas House of Representatives, the Texas delegation to the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, and the State Board of Education.

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 This list includes important dates for the regular session of the 86th Texas Legislature. Download the list. A list of important dates for the 2021 session will be posted in 2020.

 

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