SkillsUSA Champions Advocacy Site
Welcome to the SkillsUSA Champions Advocacy Site. You can make a big difference in just five minutes. That’s all it will take to learn the issues and then send one or more letters to Washington. The federal government has an enormous impact on our interests. This is a way for you to let policymakers know what is working and what can be improved. The advocacy site is a free service to SkillsUSA members and partners. Please sign up to get information and "alerts" when your action is needed in Washington. Thanks for supporting career and technical education and the great students we serve.
The 2017 Washington Leadership Training Institute (WLTI) will be held Sept. 23-27 at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center in Alexandria, Va. The students and advisors attending WLTI will have time to go to Capitol Hill and visit with their senators and representatives on Sept. 26 between 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. (The bus departs at 2 p.m.) Appointments need to be set up ahead of time.
For your convenience, we’ve uploaded a sample letter to request an appointment here. Please encourage your WLTI attendees to use this valuable tool to email an appointment request. To follow-up, we also suggest calling the office’s scheduler to confirm your appointment. A sample invitation has been posted at: www.skillsusa.org/events-training/washington-leadership-training-institute/. ...
The following news release is for use by instructors, parents, or anyone who’d like to send a message to the news media or Congress about the accomplishments of your students at SkillsUSA Championships in Louisville. We have prepared a sample news release for you to send to your local media. We also encourage you to use the news release to notify Members of Congress of your students’ accomplishments. ...
The following news release is for use by instructors, parents or anyone who'd like to send a message to the news media about the accomplishments of your students at SkillsUSA state competitions. You are also welcome to revise the message to include local chapter activities such as community service. We encourage you to use the news release to notify the local media (just five outlets at a time are permitted) and your members of Congress of your students' accomplishments. Please keep in mind this is a template only. You should personalize it and use only the parts of the template that work for you. ...