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* 1. I am willing to participate and lend a hand in MATSOL's advocacy priorities, that are right now URGENT, and dependent on our collective "power in numbers" approach.
We can have an impact ONLY with the collective commitment of our excellent and responsive MATSOL members and advocacy partners. Make a difference right now.

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* 2. I can commit to attending the following meeting of the Board of Education. Most meetings are in Malden starting at 8:30AM. Changes will be announced. (NOTE: We are attempting to get a representative group at every meeting. We understand with some school and work schedules this is not possible for many, to attend every meeting. We are hoping that your commitment to one, combined with the commitment of 20-30 other member-advocates to just one meeting, will result in a representative group at all meetings.) MATSOL advocates will be advised of a pre-meeting location prior to each Board meeting so that we may enter together.

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* 3. In addition to attending I am willing to do the following--mark ALL ANSWERS that apply:

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* 4. Telling the Stories that MUST BE TOLD:
We are gathering stories from MATSOL members that exemplify the need for some change in regard to improving the educational opportunities and quality of education for English language learners - we want a broad sharing of real stories so that people can better understand the needs that exist behind the current advocacy work we do and priorities we have set. Could you write up a brief true experience or vignette, or re-tell a conversation or something that happened in your district, school or classroom, that can help explain the realities of these concerns for bilingual students to a legislator, policymaker, layperson or fellow educator, in ways that larger research reports and assumptions do not directly capture?

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* 5. In what region are you located if we were to hold a regional advocacy meeting or focus group?

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* 6. Would you be able to host a regional advocacy meeting ?

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* 7. Are you willing to educate your legislators? We need 1000 MATSOL friends and advocates to do a couple of simple things related to educating legislators about our work and ELL students and programs.

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