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Week of Action

The Washington State Association of School Psychologists Government and Public Relations (GPR) Committee 
is proud to announce our third annual
Statewide Week of Action
February 11-15, 2019 

This is an opportunity for school psychologists in the state to learn about advocacy at the state and federal level. Advocating for our profession happens at all different levels – from legislative action in Olympia to conversations with friends, colleagues, and community partners.

The WSASP GPR Committee has put ideas for daily actions for the week, culminating in “Hill Day” activity where many WSASP members around the state will have meetings at local or Olympia legislative offices simultaneously to magnify our message. This week is a great opportunity to learn more about how advocacy works. 

Below, you will find all information and materials you will need. Appointments with legislators need to be made in advance, so we are encouraging you to make contact now if you are considering participating. You can identify your local legislators and contact information using the District Finder.

Here are some actions for you to take part in each day:

Monday, February 11:  Send a letter to the editor of your local newspaper, school newspaper, or school newsletter, advocating for education and the roles of school psychologists! Click here for a draft letter to use as a template.

Tuesday, February 12:  Tweet and use social media to make your voice heard! Click here to see sample posts that you can useYou can also complete this NASP Advocacy Action Request in five minutes or less!  

Wednesday, February 13:  Email your local legislative officials! Use the District Finder to identify your state legislators and obtain their contact information. Click here to see a draft email script to address WSASP priority legislation.

Thursday, February 14:  Phone your elected officials to speak to your legislator or one their staffers directly! Use the District Finder to identify your state legislators and obtain their contact information. Click here to see a draft phone script to address WSASP priority legislation.

Friday, February 15:  Meet with your legislators either in Olympia, or with staffers in your home districts. Members of your GPR committee will be meeting with legislators in Olympia on this day; email gpr@wsasp.org to participate with them!

In addition to the above activities, please make a commitment to talk to one person this week about your role and the impact you make on the climate and culture of your schools.

At the end of the week, complete this form to share your actions, and to enter a drawing for a $25 Amazon gift card!   

We would love to see the actions and activities you take part in! Share your activities with us on our Facebook Page, or on Twitter at @wsasp_media! With many thanks for your participation, we look forward to seeing you! Please email gpr@wsasp.org if you have any questions. 

Your WSASP GPR Committee 

Washington State Association of School Psychologists
816 W. Francis Ave #214
Spokane, WA 99205
contact@wsasp.org
509-724-1587

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