Advocacy Resources from NAAE
NAAE has a full range of resources to help you reach out to local, state and federal decision makers, plan a visit from your legislator, or teach your students about advocacy. Keep this list handy – you’ll need it!
Legislative Action Center
Find your state and federal lawmakers’ current contact information, voting records and much, much more. http://capwiz.com/naae/home/
Agriculture Advocacy Unit
Lesson plans for an entire unit geared toward teaching your students about advocating for agriculture. You can find the unit and supporting materials in the Advocacy community on Communities of Practice.
Advocacy toolkit for Agricultural Educators
Tips for phoning your representative, planning a visit to Capitol Hill, hosting site visits, congressional staff roles, and a 60-second primer on understanding the legislative process, start to finish. View and download the resources from the NAAE website.
Federal Advocacy Key Contacts
Besides building a relationship with your congressional representative, sometimes you need to target your communications to members who serve on key committees in the House and Senate. Use our Key Contacts page to find which congressional committees are important to ag education, why, and who serves on those committees. Find the list on the NAAE website.
Federal Ag Ed Legislation Information
An archive of federal legislation activity for agricultural education like the Perkins Act, 2008 Farm Bill and STEM bill, executive budget requests, and recent DOL child labor law activity. Click here to go to the page on the NAAE website.
Advocacy Powerpoint Presentation
Use this powerpoint presentation to talk about Grassroots advocacy, and why it’s important to establish a program or network in your state. Download the Powerpoint presentation.
Ag Education Advocacy Community on Communities of Practice
Post your advocacy questions, read the latest about NAAE’s advocacy work, or find something you didn’t even know you were looking for related to advocating for agriculture and agricultural education. Click here to go to the community.