Looking to take action in 2023? Be sure to visit our Budget HQ for all things 2023-25 biennial state budget: how the state budget process works, what it all means for kids, and how to take action where you live.
Also check out our Election HQ for nonpartisan actions and opportunities to get out the vote, support school referenda, educate your community, and make sure every local public school champion is a voter this spring.
Guides to taking action and organizing locally. Toolkits, handouts and action guides to help you support your community schools!
Legislative Advocacy Tips: How to Build Relationships with Decision-Makers (2018)
For Parents: Advocating for your child and your school
For School Board Members, Administrators and Local Leaders
Speak up for Public Schools! How to Write Effective Letters to the Editor
Helpful 2021 Event Archive: Letter to the Editor Workshop with Matthew Rothschild, former editor of The Progressive and executive director of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. Video recording, folder of resources.
Take Action: Contacting Legislators & Elected Officials
Local Action Works! How to Organize a Local Team to Make a Local Impact
Wisconsin Public Education Network Messaging Toolkit (2022)
Get organized! See our Network Events & Actions calendar for upcoming trainings and workshops.
Partner toolkits and advocacy resources:
- PTA Advocacy Toolkit
- Parents for Public Schools Engagement Programs and Resources
- Wisconsin Association of School Boards (WASB) Legislative Updates
- Boards Taking Action (WASB)
- Wisconsin School Administrators Alliance (SAA): Legislative Advocacy 101
BUDGET ACTION. Visit our Budget HQ for current biennial budget action opportunities, and see our archived budget action pages from previous cycles: 2021-23; 2019-21; 2017-19.