Sample Newsletter Announcement – No. 1
Advocating for High Quality Schools to Benefit All Children
Of all the things we do to help our children learn – from checking homework to volunteering – advocating for quality K-12 education can fall far land down the lists.
But it’s critical to the good of all California children – in public and private schools – that we communicate to our elected representatives the importance of high quality education.
[Name of School] is joining with our Catholic community throughout California to build a grassroots advocacy network of parents, teachers and others interested in securing high quality K-12 education. The group will be a part of the Catholic Legislative Network – the grassroots advocacy program of the Catholic Bishops of California. And, best of all, it only takes a few moments to participate.
By joining you will receive regular information and analysis on education issues as well as invitations to contact elected representatives when important measures are considered in Sacramento and Washington D.C. You’ll also receive the regular newsletter of the Bishops on public policy issues designed to help subscribers evaluate issues with a clear understanding of Church teaching and a non-partisan examination of subjects.
Join with thousands of others around the state in making a difference for our children’s education and advancing the common good. Visit www.cacatholic.org to join and be sure to check the Education box.
Use these graphics with any of these announcements to ensure that new subscribers join the Education subgroup:
Sample Newsletter Announcement – No. 2
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Faithful Citizenship, Voting & Advocating for California School Children
Faced with initiatives, candidates and complicated policy question, how do you make an informed, moral ballot choice?
The Catholic Legislative Network offers teaching on political participation and issues analysis to help you understand and use the richness of Catholic social teaching in your voting decisions.
Offering summaries of Forming Conscience for Faithful Citizenship, the Network also covers the seven major themes of Catholic social teaching – from human life to the preferential option for the poor; guidance on a well-formed conscience; and examinations of the Catholic calling to be engaged in our communities.
Special Advocacy for Education
While the the email-based advocacy network provides information and analysis of state and national issues, it also offers parents, teachers and others interested in quality K-12 education for all children a special opportunity to learn about and act on educational issues.
When you sign up for the Network, take care to complete the section on Education. By doing so, you will get notified of important local, state and national developments that impact your child or your students.
For instance, the Network might distribute information on local school board policies, specialized analysis of state and national education legislation, or opportunities to learn and participate in education events in your community.
You will be part of a specialized sub-group of the Catholic Legislative Network devoted especially to secure public policies supportive of all children’s quality K-12 education in both our public and Catholic schools and can join with other parents and teachers in important advocacy efforts that impact your children. You’ll also receive the regular newsletter of the Bishops on public policy issues designed to help subscribers evaluate issues with a clear understanding of Church teaching and a non-partisan examination of subjects.
Visit www.cacatholic.org to sign-up
In order to respect your time, indicate whether you are a teacher or parent (or both) in a public or private school. The Network will limit the information to best meet your indicated needs and interests.
Expand the value to you of the Catholic Legislative Network by joining the Catholic Education group.
Sample Newsletter Announcement – No. 3
Election 2012: Education, Elections and Beyond
Of the many issues facing voters this fall, education is critical – not only for our children now but for future generations as well.
The Catholic Legislative Network – sponsored by the Catholic Bishops of California – is a simple way to learn and engage our elected representatives on important educational issues affecting our public and Catholic school children. You’ll also receive useful information via email on how to be a Faithful Citizen and prepare for the 2012 election.
Help us [YOU CAN INSERT SCHOOL NAME HERE] build a cadre of dedicated advocates for public policies supportive of all children’s quality K-12 education in both our public and Catholic schools. Register today at www.cacatholic.org. When you do, be sure to indicate your interest in Catholic Education by checking the appropriate box. Thank you!
Sample Newsletter Announcement – No. 4
Election 2012: Faithful Citizenship & Schools
[SCHOOL NAME] is participating in a statewide effort to encourage parents and teachers to learn about educational issues and engage our elected representatives for the good of all California’s school children.
Please register for the Catholic Legislative Network at www.cacatholic.org. By doing so, you will join other concerned parents and educators dedicated to bettering children’s education in California’s public, independent, and faith-based schools. (Be sure to check the Education box!)
The Catholic Legislative Network – sponsored by the Catholic Bishops of California –also provides useful information via email on how to be a Faithful Citizen and prepare for the 2012 election.
We strongly encourage you to join and become involved in advocating for public policies supportive of all children’s quality K-12 education respectful of the schools they attend. It’s free to join and only takes a moment.
Register, learn and engage today