Write a Letter to your Elected Officials
Writing a personal letter tells elected officials how their constituents feel and puts real people and stories in place of faceless policies. Take a moment to fill out the form below to prepare a letter to your local elected official.
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To My Elected Official,
My name is [Your full name] and I’m the proud parent of a student at [Your child’s school]. Right now my child is not being fairly funded because they attend a public charter school. I’m writing to ask you to make this right.
My family was thrilled when we found out my child got a spot at this school, because we know that getting a great education will provide opportunities throughout his/her life. I think all families deserve to send their child to school every morning knowing that they were able to make the choice that is best for their family.
Despite the fact that [Your child’s school] is performing so well and creating opportunities for my family, they are getting less funding than the other public schools in the same district. This is a direct result of the state’s broken, unfair funding formula.
My child is not worth less than any other student in their district. All public school students must be equally included in the new budget, including public charter school students. Every student should be funded fairly.
I’m asking you to stand up for my child and fix this broken funding system.
[Your full name]
[Your child’s school]