Advocacy at RPS

  •  Love our Kids Fund our Schools

    RPS believes that change is possible and largely within our control! The Department of Advocacy and Outreach provides tools and resources necessary to engage our community in being part of that change. By sharing information on public education policies and funding allocation, we empower students, educators, parents, and community members to become actively engaged and part of the change possible to improve public education for all.

Advocacy Announcements

  • Virginia General Assembly Advocacy - The legislature is now in session and it's time to get involved to advocate for equity and funding our schools! Explore our site to learn more about how to contact your legislators and read these letter examples for more information on sharing your voice with our elected officials!

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  • Virtual Postcard - Check out our virtual postcard template! It's a fun and easy way to customize a message to send to legislators. 

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  • Follow Legislation - You can follow the legislation that RPS is following during session using our 2021 Legislative Tracker, visit back for weekly updates during session! You can also scan through some of the legislation we're following on this Legislation of Interest document.

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  • Stay Updated - Make sure to follow us on Facebook or sign up for our RPS Direct email list for additional updates and advocacy opportunities.

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RPS 2021 Advocacy Priorities

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Explore our Advocacy Hub

  • Current Advocacy Opportunities

    Take Action: Learn more about current advocacy opportunities within RPS and on local, state and federal levels of government

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  • RPS Policy Priorities

    Education policy and funding is established at all levels of government. Learn more about the current priorities that RPS is advocating for to strengthen our district and public education in the city, state, and country!

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  • Advocacy Toolkit

    There are many ways to get involved and help advocate for the policies and priorities that you feel are important. Explore our Advocacy Toolkit to learn more about how to advocate.

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  • Civic Engagement Toolkit

    Check out our civic engagement guide for information on participating in government affairs and public discourse.


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  • Advocacy Training

    Explore the different ways to engage and learn more through advocacy trainings, Town Halls, and other events to put your advocacy skills to work!

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