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To engage as an advocate for your students, start with simple actions: Open your email, post on social media, add your name to petitions and—most important of all—share your story with elected leaders who represent you.
“We need to be able to talk to our elected leaders about what’s actually occurring at the local level in our schools and how their policies are impacting our students,” says Joshua Brown, who teaches global studies at Goodrell Middle School in Des Moines, Iowa.
“Our stories resonate with citizens and lawmakers alike, whether we convey them in person or online,” says Brown.
He’s right. Digital activism isn’t just convenient. It’s undeniably effective. Here are a few recent examples of successful online campaigns:
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