Advocacy

Advocacy is action to support a cause and influence policy and resource allocation decisions within an organization or in the public arena. Advocacy in the public arena can take many forms: educating constituencies, media campaigns, voting in elections, and lobbying.

  • Day at Capitol

    Annually, the Minnesota Association of Charter Schools sponsors and coordinates a charter school day at the Minnesota Capitol during the legislative session. The day is an opportunity for the entire charter school community (administrators, board members, educators, and parents) to come together to meet with legislators, tell the story of Minnesota's charter schools, and advocate for the public policy legislative agenda ratified by MACS member schools. 8th Annual Charter School Day at the Capi...

  • Advocacy Updates

    Public policy advocacy on behalf of the charter school movement has been and continues to be the heart and soul of the government affairs work of the Association.The Association strives to inform and engage the school community in important public policy debates, activities at the State Capitol, and the implementation of changes in law through a variety of mediums, including quarterly policy forums, weekly updates during the legislative session, and policy webinars and teleconferences.

  • Communicating with Legislators

    A fundamental precept of representative democracy is that citizens communicate their hopes, aspirations, expectations and concerns to their elected representatives. The first step in communicating with your state legislators (Senator and Representative) is to know who represents the area in which you live and the area in which your charter school is located. Once you know who your legislators are, there are some important strategies and rules to effectively communicate your message and opinion t...

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