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April is ISTE Advocacy Month, and with education funding under attack, ISTE’s commitment to protecting edtech funding and supporting smart edtech public policy is more important than ever.

But we can’t do it alone. We need the collective voices of educators like you to help get the message out.

As part of ISTE Advocacy Month, please help us by doing one or all of the following:

How will policymakers know that digital learning is important to their constituents if we don’t tell them? Our collective voices can impact policy. Please take a few minutes and take action to make your voice carry!

What can you do?

1. Send a letter

Send a prewritten letter to Congress urging them to fully fund the block grant.

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2. Tweet #Act4EdTech

Tweet your Congressperson using the hashtag #Act4EdTech and talk about the importance of fully funding Title IV, Part A.
Here are some sample tweets to get you started:

  • Give schools the funding to provide Ss with a well-rounded education @[Congressperson] #Act4EdTech #MoreTitleIV
  • Every school benefits from #edtech funding @[Congressperson] #Act4EdTech #MoreTitleIV #edpolicy #edfunding
  • Don't force districts to choose one program over another @[Congressperson] #Act4EdTech #MoreTitleIV #edpolicy
  • #STEM + tech programs are at risk w/o fully funded Title IV, A grant @[Congressperson] #Act4EdTech #MoreTitleIV
  • I #Act4EdTech because [your reasons] #MoreTitleIV #edpolicy #edfunding

3. Call your elected officials

Unsure what to say? Here is a script you can use when speaking to a staff member.

Unsure who your Representative is? Use the Find Your Representative tool!

“We hope that all educators, administrators and K-12 officials will take just a few simple actions to help protect edtech funding and support smart edtech policy. Add your voice to ISTE's to impact education public policy.”

- Jon Bernstein, Legislative Counsel for ISTE