Share Your Story!
Calling all music educators, music students, music parents, and friends of music education…
This election year is an opportunity to let your community and the new Congress know how vital music education is for students and for our society. Between now and Music in Our Schools Month, we want to collect stories about music education from across the country.
EVERY music program is important and EVERY music teacher, parent, administrator, and student makes a difference. When we share our stories, we share the importance of our work.
Here’s what you can do to help:
1. Login or Join NAfME’s Groundswell. (Joining is free. You do not need to be a NAfME member to join.) Once you have your login and password, come back to this page!
2. Post your story to the Groundswell by clicking here. Tell us why music education has mattered to you (or your children, or your students, or even your friends)! In your story, please tell us your city, state and zip so we can match you to the right Congressional representative and add your story to our map. Your story will appear on Groundswell’s blog after moderator approval.
3. Share your story with at least one other person. Consider sharing your story by…
Posting it on Facebook, a blog, or another website
Writing a letter to a school principal or superintendent
Writing an editorial (online or in print) to your local newspaper
Writing, calling, or emailing representatives in your state government
Writing, calling, or emailing your representatives in the United States Senate
Writing, calling, or emailing your representatives the United States House of Representatives
Writing, calling, or emailing President Obama
Watch the video below to see how easy it is to join Groundswell and share your story!
How to write to elected officials:
You can also email us your story directly at firstname.lastname@example.org!