– E. Moran, Spanish I Teacher

"Find your voice and your passion, take the leap and get involved."

– D. Nesossi, US History Teacher

"If we do not speak up, those that DO will have their concerns addressed first. It is important, even as busy as we are, to be able to take time and advocate."

– E. Goins, 8th Grade Teacher

"You need to get involved—change will not happen if no one knows that change needs to happen."

– J. Casanova, Law Studies Teacher

"Do not hesitate to use your voice. I teach that to students but do not always take the time to practice what I teach. Your voice and story matter."

– C. Riojas, ESL Teacher

"Do not be afraid to use your voice. Your experiences in and knowledge of the classroom is the most important tool that legislators can use when crafting policy."

Lance Redmon, Vice President, Katy ISD Board of Trustees

“I am incredibly thankful for the Trustee Advocates Program. As a trustee, I feel more equipped and confident to lead my community through the advocacy process. (As of today,) we are not even finished...

Ken Gregorski, Ed.D. Superintendent, Katy ISD

“The key to becoming a proactive advocate for the resources and support our children deserve, is having access to the knowledge that enables us to effectively navigate legislative processes. Raise Your Hand Texas provides...

Dr. Jeannie Meza-Chavez, Superintendent, San Elizario ISD

“The Trustee Advocate Program by Raise Your Hand Texas is a call-to-action for local elected school board officials to collaborate with their respective superintendent to engage and advocate for students.”

Tammy Hawkins, Trustee, Ector County ISD

“This was a life-changing experience. Before our Raise Your Hand Texas training, our board relied heavily on our superintendent to advocate and provide legislative information to the board. Now, we function as a team...

– Texas Teacher

"We let every student know that they matter - even if they are not in our classroom."


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