The Campaign to Invest in America’s Workforce provides a venue for sharing information about federal funding for job training and education programs to raise general awareness about the need to invest in our nation’s workforce system. But we need your help to get the word out. Whether it is through a Letter to the Editor, Op-Ed, a site visit, or through social media, join us in our call for greater and more effective federal investments in our nation’s workforce. Use the following tools as a resource in communicating your message to policymakers, the media, and to enlist greater support from the general public.
A Letter to the Editor (LTE) is an easy way to make a BIG impact. Write a Letter to the Editor of your local paper and/or to a larger state or national newspaper. Download some helpful tips you can use in crafting your letter.
Submitting an opinion piece to your local or state press is a great way to bring attention to workforce funding issues, highlight the great work that your program is doing to help re-train workers in your community. Download some helpful tips for writing an effective opinion piece.
Site visits are a great opportunity to educate policymakers on the important role of education and training services in their community. Download our site visit checklist for success.
Social media is a quick and effective tool you can use to communicate directly with policymakers. Find your Members of Congress on Facebook and “like” their page or find your Members on Twitter and follow them. Download some sample messages and tweets that you can use to post to your Members’ Facebook page or tag them in on Twitter.
Need some help crafting your message? The Campaign to Invest in America’s Workforce has drafted some key talking points you can use whether you are writing a LTE, an opinion piece, or posting on a social media site.