PPI Virtual Hill Day 2018
By: Christina Koch, NASP Manager of Professional Relations
In conjunction with this year's PPI, NASP is hosting a "Virtual Hill" Day and would like to encourage individuals and state associations to participate.
On Wednesday, July 18, 2018, school psychologists will be advocating on Capitol Hill and we are urging school psychologists across the country to advocate by sending letters or making phone calls to their elected officials using the NASP Advocacy Action Center. Here are NASP's current letters and phone scripts.
NASP is also asking state associations to consider drafting letters to your state Congressional Delegation about specific policy proposals being considered by Congress. NASP has created three draft template letters that can be used:
In addition to advocating on federal issues, your state association can use the NASP advocacy action center to write state-level policymakers on issues of importance to your local communities. If you have a state issue that you would like to do a local letter writing/phone call campaign on, NASP can host this online for you and make it available just for your organization to disseminate and have members send to their state elected officials. You will just need to write the letter you wish to send or the talking points you wish to use for members to make phone calls. NASP will load everything online and provide you with a link to share among your members as part of your call to action.
Lastly, please feel free to share your advocacy efforts on social media during the Virtual Hill Day. This document contains useful information for individuals to participate and below are some sample posts for state associations to share:
Facebook: Today (STATE ASSOCIATION NAME) is advocating for issues pertaining to school psychologists. Join us by writing or calling your elected officials on topics such as shortages and federal funding for school mental health. http://cqrcengage.com/naspweb/home?0
Twitter: Today (STATE ASSOCIATION NAME) is advocating for issues pertaining to school psychologists. Join us by writing or calling your elected officials: https://bit.ly/2NELlbw #NASPadvocates