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Advocacy Resources at Your Fingertips

TIP: When you go out to advocate on behalf of language learning—whether at a school board meeting or with an administrator, in an interaction with a state or national decision-maker, or in your community during Discover Languages Month in February, you want to feel prepared for the task.

One great source for what you will need is the Advocacy section on the newly redesigned ACTFL.org. The ACTFL website now puts Advocacy front and center, as a link along the top bar of the front page or by going directly to www.actfl.org/advocacy. Clicking on “Take Action!” directs you to a page where you can search for your officials by zip code, find issues and legislation, access the congressional schedule, and get other key information. “Advocacy Resources” gives you many different links to helpful websites where you’ll find information and suggestions about implementing various approaches to advocacy. You can also find Advocacy Tips printed in The Language Educator from 2010 to the present.