Voice Your Choice

Contact Your Legislator

It is important to stay informed with what is happening with legislation regarding charter schools in South Carolina. It is equally as important to build strong relationships with your local representatives. Keeping policy-makers engaged throughout the year not only shows them the wonderful successes at your school, but makes them aware of the challenges charter schools face. Being in touch with your legislator and his or her staff helps to build an important relationship and sends a clear message that he or she should support your school, the charter school movement, and education reform.

FIND YOUR LEGISLATORS - fill in your school address to find your Senators and Representatives for both the SC State Legislature and US Congress who are currently serving.

Here are some suggestions to help you engage with your elected officials:

  • Add your legislator to your school mailing list for newsletters, eNewsletters, event announcements and invitations, press releases.
  • Follow your legislators on social media outlets.
  • Invite your legislator to ribbon cutting ceremonies, back to school events, or 100 day school celebrations.
  • Invite your legislator to speak at your school. Engage the children with poetry reading or a special tea or luncheon.
  • Invite your legislator to make a presentation to history classes or student government meetings.
  • Invite your legislator to your schools community service projects.
  • Invite your legislator to speak to your school's parent association.
  • Invite your legislator to your Open House gatherings.
  • Invite your legislator to your National School Choice Week celebrations.
  • Invite ¬†your legislator to read during National Reading Week.
  • Invite your legislator to your National Charter Schools week celebrations.
  • Invite your legislator to speak at your school's end of the year celebrations or graduation.
  • Organize a group of students for a field trip to the State Capitol.