Math Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill – October 25, 2023

In coordination with the NCTM Annual Meeting in Washington DC, we are excited to provide training for and organize mathematics teachers, leaders, and higher education faculty with advocacy inclinations to do Hill visits. These meetings will take place on Wednesday, October 25, 2023, will provide you an opportunity to share common concerns and asks, provide insights into what is happening in mathematics education in your classrooms, schools, and communities, and explain how federal policies could address specific challenges.  If you are interested, please fill out this form to help us organize this important effort.

Preparing for Your Visit

NCTM will prepare you for these visits, starting with virtual preparatory sessions before you arrive in Washington, DC. These will help frame your visits so you know what to expect, as well as share a common set of issues and talking points, so we can build momentum for shared concerns.  Will also help you think about specific stories or episodes you can share to help bring these issues alive.

On the morning of October 25, we will meet, hear from staffers and fellow math teachers who are now on Capitol Hill, review talking points and “leave-behinds” materials we will supply you, and highlight the timely and important asks of lawmakers. The morning session prior to the Hill visit will include up-to-the-minute updates on what is happening on the Hill relevant to mathematics education and related policy discussions. 

We will also be there to answer any last-minute questions and address any other concerns. In addition, participants will have access to an app that will manage visit schedules and more.


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What do we need from you?

Enthusiasm, stories, and information! Please fill out this form to help us organize this important effort. When providing your address, know that you could live and work in different Congressional districts. Where you work is likely the venue for a conversation about what is happening in mathematics education in your community. Also, to maximize the ability to secure meetings, please be available between 9:00 am–3:30 pm on October 25, and know that your schedule will not be finalized until days before your arrival in Washington, DC, and could change as late as that day (that is just how things work in D.C.)

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