Getting Your Message Out

Whether you are speaking at a school board meeting, talking to a reporter on the phone, or drafting a letter-to-the-editor (LTE), it’s important to have clear, concise messages. Crafting these messages and using them throughout your policy efforts can be a challenge. This section will help you develop materials that you can use when discussing the issue with other concerned community members as well as with school administrators, school board members, elected officials, and the media. It will also give you tips for getting the message out through press releases, letters to the editor and Opinion Editorials (Op-Ed), social media, and correspondence to policymakers.