IASB Advocacy Ambassadors

Become an Advocacy Ambadassador

Support IASB's legislative work to enhance local school board excellence and district success.

The IASB Advocacy Ambassador Program is a grassroots program designed to build relationships between school board members and state and federal legislators. Advocacy Ambassadors help IASB meet its advocacy goals by sharing personal stories and expertise on policies related to education. No experience is necessary to become an Advocacy Ambassador – all you need is your voice, your passion, and commitment to making a difference!

An Advocacy Ambassador is: 

  • An active IASB school board member 
  • Knowledgeable about and supportive of the IASB legislative agenda 
  • Willing to develop and maintain relationships with local legislators, members of Congress, and regional State Board of Education member 
  • Willing and prepared to submit testimony  
  • Available to call lawmakers during “crunch” times 
  • Committed to visible participation and advocacy for IASB positions  

Advocacy Ambassadors may be asked to:  

  • Send a letter or email introduction to assigned elected officials  
  • Request to be included in district mailings and e-newsletters of elected officials 
  • Track and attend town halls and other community events and report back to IASB 
  • Share your story and/or provide public testimony on legislation you feel passionate about 
  • Attend (in-person or virtual) legislative meetings in Springfield, in your local community, and on occasion, in Washington D.C. (talking points provided by IASB) 
  • Record and report back to the IASB Governmental Relations team on district events and/or meetings in a timely manner 
  • Recruit other Ambassadors to participate in IASB advocacy efforts 
If you are interested in becoming an IASB Advocacy Ambassador, simply fill out the online interest form below. Contact the IASB Government Relations team with questions.