Want to say hello to your neighbors and gather a few signatures along the way? Great! Circulating the petition door-to-door is by far the best way to engage our community in this important conversation. It’s also fun. Contact us if you are interested and we will provide you with a section of your neighborhood mapped out, a copy of the petition, and talking points so that you feel confident as you go door to door.
Letters to the editor are powerful because of the tangibility of print and their broad reach. If you have found yourself repeating the same things about the facilities process, then chances are that this could be a good avenue for you. Letters to the editor at This Week News should be submitted here. Letters to the editor at the Columbus Dispatch should be submitted here.
There are all sorts of different topics that need to be introduced into the broader community audience. If you need suggestions, guidance, or statistics to back up your message, please contact us and we will be happy to lend you a hand.
Contact The FAC
Anyone who has even a small chance of influencing the outcome of this process needs to hear how you feel about it. The members of the Financial Advisory Committee are certainly among those. Email addresses for many of them follow. Remember, these are our neighbors who are giving generously of their time and skill for the benefit of the community. So, be direct, but also be nice!
Contact The BoE
These are our elected officials and they are accountable to their electorate. Your message to the Board of Education might be the same as it is to the Financial Advisory Committee, or it might be different. Either way, each of these folks needs to know how you feel about this process and where it is headed. Their email addresses are:
Your voice is just as important as anyone else's! To help generate interest and visibility for G4G, we need to leverage press. This means engaging outlets like This Week News and The Dispatch for articles. Articles need people who are willing to be interviews and quoted in the paper. This is a lot less intimidating but it might sound at first. Please contact us if you are willing and we will help coordinate.
As we get further into this effort, the bills are going to begin to pile up. Website hosting fees, petition software, printing fees… These things add up quickly. It doesn’t matter whether you’ve got $5, $10, or $100 to contribute, 100% of whatever you give will go to getting the word out. Donate here now.
Get yourself added to the notification list for board meetings and show up. Sunshine laws mandate that a minimum of 24 hours notice is given for any Board of Education meeting. Email email@example.com and ask to be added to the notification list (make sure you get a confirmation that you have been added - sometimes these requests falls through the cracks.)