Resources for Letter-Writers
If you can write just three letters, these are the ones that could make a difference:1. Write to the Pentagon
Write to the Pentagon urging them (be reasonable and persuasive, so they'll read it) to protect family privacy by taking the following actions:
2. Write to your state School Board Association
Write to your state School Board Association encouraging them to do two things to protect family privacy. Their policy often impacts districts throughout the state:
3. Write to your state Parent Teacher Association
Write to your state Parent Teacher Association (PTA, PTSA, PTO, etc.) encouraging them to take exactly the same actions you urged above in #2. Points to emphasize would be building parent awareness, protecting student privacy. Points not to emphasize would be big ol' cranky rants about it all.
Go to Google and type in '[your state] state PTA' to access address information.
4. Write a letter to the editor
Letters to the editor are an invaluable way to shoehorn our way into the media wars. For tips and contacts, go to Mainstreet Moms' Letters to the Editor resource.
Our best tip? Meet a friend for tea and letter-writing or beer and letter-writing. Anything to rope in some good company for a good cause!
Opt out of the Pentagon's database and your school's military recruitment list.
Download Pentagon and High School Opt Out forms, flyers, factsheets, kits and other materials.
Write letters to officials who can help protect kids' privacy from Pentagon recruiters.
Learn everything you need to know to help your local schools do it right!