Advocacy

Action Center

What can you do, RIGHT NOW? Advocacy steps to take action today!

1. Make it local: Local Advocacy Action Plan 

This resource is intended to aid music educators and music education supporters as they seek to improve the overall condition of a music program. Use the Local Advocacy Action Plan for pursuing new resources and opportunities which can improve a music educator’s ability to provide students with high quality music education experiences.

2. Educate yourself and decision makers around current challenges and talking points 

This two-page document is designed to help prepare advocates for meetings with school district or state decision makers. Whether virtually or in-person, this resource is also a great leave-behind that can clarify what communities must do to ensure quality arts education programs in their districts.

3. Contact your Oregon Legislators

Let them know about current successes in your school, district, or area and engage with them around your concerns that impact music education. Contact or visit your Oregon Legislators, or find your legislators based on your address HERE.

4. Engage with national advocacy resources

Find Resources at NAfME and the NAfME Advocacy Resource Center