There are a couple of important advocacy opportunities coming up that could have nationwide impact on physical education. PE, health and wellness, and sporting goods industry leaders will be going to Capitol Hill to educate Congress Members on the impact of quality PE and ask for their support.
SGMA’s National Health Through Fitness Day (NHTF Day) March 6-7th, 2012
NASPE’s Speak Out Day, March 28-29th, 2012
If you’re not able to participate in these events, there are ways you can get involved on a local level. NASPE is hosting a free “Advocacy 101” webinar on March 8th at 3:00pm. You can register for the webinar here. We’ve also got John Baker from Des Moines Public Schools, back with his simple strategies for reaching his state-level policy makers, and his message to them.
You can view Mr. Baker’s strategies for advocating to parents here.
Click on the following links to find contact information for your State Senators and Local Members of Congress.
To stay up to date on physical education / physical activity issues, bookmark AAHPERD Advocacy's Legislative Action Center.