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A New Kind Of Advocacy Day

A New Kind of Advocacy Day

Emily Tabeek
Southern Illinois University Carbondale

It’s that time of year! Around this time every year, the Government Relations Committee would be planning to hold our in-person Advocacy Day in Springfield. As with everything else, we have had to change course this year. We have decided to step up to the challenge and make sure our voices are still heard. Advocacy never rests!

The Illinois Association for College Admission Counseling (IACAC) and the Illinois School Counselor Association (ISCA) have partnered together to increase the impact of our advocacy efforts this year. Whether you are new to the profession or a seasoned veteran, a friend to your legislator or a stranger, an IACAC fixture or a brand-new face in the organization, we invite you to join us for IACAC/ISCA advocacy efforts. You are an expert in our field and an advocate for students and this is your chance to engage with elected officials about issues that impact secondary and higher education in the state of Illinois.

Register here! Once you sign up, we’ll send you an email template that you can personalize and send to your Illinois elected officials. Sign up to schedule a call or virtual meeting with your representatives. Join us for Email Writing Help Sessions on February 3 and February 11 where some pros will help you compose your letter and answer questions.

Advocacy can seem scary. Many of us are afraid to say the wrong thing or sound uneducated. But change can only happen if we, the experts in our field, let our voices and the voices of our students be heard.

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