Asbury Elementary

Soaring to Excellence

Advocacy

Welcome to the Asbury Elementary PTSO Advocacy page!  

 

Here you will find information about how to advocate for your student, your school, and for public education funding in Colorado.  The Asbury PTSO is non-partisan and does not take any positions on political candidates, nor is it affiliated with any political party.  This page is meant to serve only as a resource for families who would like to engage in advocacy activities related to public education.  

 

What is advocacy?  Advocacy is any activity by an individual or group that aims to influence decisions within political, economic, and social institutions.  Advocacy can take many forms – letter writing, marching for a cause, providing public comment or testimony at meetings or hearings, even talking to your friends and family about issues that are important to you are examples of advocacy!

 

Why is advocacy important?  Advocacy helps ensure that all people in society are able to have their voices heard on issues that are important to them. Advocating on behalf of yourself or others helps protect and promote individual rights, and helps ensure that your views and wishes are genuinely considered when decisions are being made that will affect you. 

 

How can I get involved?  Below you will find links that will help you get started on your advocacy journey!  If you have specific questions or would like more information, please contact Kristi Leech, Asbury PTSO Co-President, at kristileech@gmail.com

 

  • If you are interested in sending an individual letter to the DPS Board click HERE for email addresses, or to Superintendent Cordova: superintendent@dpsk12.org.  

 

  • If you would like to attend the next regular DPS Board meeting or special work session, or if you would like to sign up for public comment at a Board meeting, please click HERE for more information.  Regular board meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 4:30, with public comment beginning at 5:30.  All meetings will be live-streamed until further notice due to COVID-19.

 

  • For more information about public education funding and how it all works here in Colorado, visit Great Education Colorado’s website HERE.  Learn about the issues and challenges facing public education and how Colorado’s tax codes play an important role in funding our schools.  You can also learn more about how to become an advocate with Great Ed!

 

  • Be a Public Education Voter! Public education is on the 2020 ballot – Learn more HERE.  

 

  • Contact your local representatives to make your voice heard concerning education issues:

State Representative and Majority Leader Alec Garnett – House District 2  

alec.garnett.house@state.co.us  or call (303) 866-2911

State Senator Robert Rodriguez – Senate District 32

robert.rodriguez.senate@state.co.us or call (303) 866-4852