Key Legislative Contacts
  Senate President Stanley Rosenberg
(617) 722-1500
Stanley.Rosenberg@state.ma.us
  Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo
617-722-2500
Robert.DeLeo@state.ma.us
  Senator Sonia Chang-Diaz
Chair, Joint Committee on Education
(617) 722-1673
Sonia.Chang-Diaz@masenate.gov
  Representative Alice Hanlon Peisch
Chair, Joint Committee on Education
(617) 722-2070
Alice.Peisch@mahouse.gov

Take Action 

Progress is being made in closing the achievement gap for Massachusetts students—but we have a long way to go before reaching our goal for every student in the Commonwealth. We invite everyone who is concerned about educating our children to work with the Race to the Top Coalition to pass An Act to Further Narrow the Achievement Gap.

Join the Race to the Top Coalition mailing list.


Things to Keep in Mind When Advocating for Education Reform 

When contacting a member of the Legislature about an issue, it is important to remember the following:

  • Keep your comments short and to the point. Letters should never be longer than one page, and should be limited to one issue.
  • Use personal stationery and write legibly or type.
  • State Who You Are and What You Want Up Front: In the first paragraph, tell your legislators that you are a constituent and identify the issue about which you are writing.
  • When writing about legislation use the House and Senate bill number.
  • If you have one, include a personal story that shows how this issue affects you and your family. Personal anecdotes are particularly effective.
  • Be polite but firm. Do not use threats or wave the power of your vote.

 

Read An Act to Further Narrow the Achievement Gap.

Read a section-by-section summary of An Act to Further Narrow the Achievement Gap.





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