Advocacy Action Center

Advocacy Action Center

If you're reading this, you're part of a vital statewide network that's creating positive change for charter schools and the public education system as a whole. Grassroots constituent power makes a difference!


You can make a difference:


Parents Joining Together

Helping charter schools get the support they deserve depends on strong community participation. Parents are the backbone of that movement. Every voice counts—and adding yours makes all the difference.

By joining together, parents are galvanizing the charter school movement throughout Maryland. With support from MCSN, parents like you are building a statewide network—working directly with school leaders, teachers, and boards—to spread the word about charter school successes.

So as a parent, what can you do?

See our MCSN Advocacy Action Center page for more tips on what to do.

Charter school leaders and board members

As Charter School Leaders, you have the power to strengthen the charter school movement in the Legislature. Elected representatives listen when you talk to them about your support for charter schools. Frequent and consistent contact with your legislator builds an important relationship with them and the school, and sends a clear message of your support of your school and the charter school movement.

MCSN has created Advocacy one-pagers designed to assist School Leaders in getting out their message.

MCSN offers lots of tips and tools to help you impact policy decisions as a grassroots advocate. Our Advocacy Toolkit shows you how to put a "human face" on the issue of charter schools. Some of the sections include:

  • Grassroots Advocacy 101
  • Year-Round Grassroots Advocacy Activities
  • Ten Tips for Calling Your Policymaker
  • Ten Steps for Writing Your Policymaker
  • Seven Steps for Emailing Your Policymaker
  • Giving Testimony

Please contact MCSN to receive a free copy of the Advocacy Toolkit for tips and tools to help you take part in grassroots advocacy activities.

Legislative Visits

Take a trip to Annapolis to visit your legislators or host your Representative or Senator at your School!