Registration closes February 20
All advocacy training and Congressional meetings will be virtual — and to accommodate everyone’s teaching schedules we’ve spread out the event over several days. To allow for this flexibility in scheduling, SHAPE America will ask SPEAK Out! Day attendees to schedule their own meetings with members of Congress and/or congressional staff.
Please see the agenda and frequently asked questions for more information.
Late February: SPEAK Out! Day Prep Webinar (Time TBD)
This webinar will cover virtual congressional meeting logistics, the meeting scheduling process, and provide attendees with information needed to prepare for virtual congressional meetings.
March 14: SPEAK Out! Day Prep Session (Time TBD)
During the prep session, advocates will receive training on the current makeup of Congress, recent legislation impacting education, our asks for virtual congressional meetings, and how to respond to potential pushback they may receive during meetings.
March 15-18: Virtual Congressional Meetings
SPEAK Out! Day attendees will work with their state delegations to schedule virtual meetings with their members of Congress. SHAPE America staff will provide an online shared meeting schedule and will make email introductions to congressional offices. SHAPE America staff will be available to provide support for meetings, as needed, throughout the week.