Advocacy Blog

By Carly Wright

The Power of Us: Tell Congress to Support #MoreTitleIV

Through SPEAK Out! Day, Online Advocacy Day, social media, and our SHAPE America Legislative Action Center, Congress has heard loud and clear from thousands of members of our community.

By Dennis Docheff

Health and Physical Education Advocates Visit Capitol Hill

On March 6, more than 150 health and physical educators and supporters participated in SHAPE America’s 12th annual SPEAK Out! Day — heading to Capitol Hill to advocate for more health education and physical education funding.

By Judy LoBianco

Our Role as Courageous Advocates for Health and Physical Education

Even if you were not able to join us at SPEAK Out! Day, you can still take action by sending a note to your legislators right now (well, after you read the rest of my blog post). It only takes a minute … literally.

By Carly Wright

The ESSA Advocacy Roller Coaster That Was 2018

Things in the advocacy world move quickly. One vote, on one day, can instantaneously offer a $700 million boost in funding for schools to have the opportunity to support health and physical education. SHAPE America’s 2018 National Convention & Expo was just a short eight months ago but a lot has transpired in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) world.

By Carly Wright

Let Our Voices Be Heard: Tell Congress to Support #MoreTitleIV

This fall, as you are embarking on the back-to-school grind, Congress returns from their summer recess with a very important task at hand — funding the federal government for the next fiscal year, which begins October 1. With implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) in full swing this school year, appropriations for education is a key issue that Congress will have to address.