Advocacy

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MABE strives to be the primary voice for public education in Annapolis. The unity of 24 local boards of education lends strength to our influence in the legislative process. MABE services include lobbying representation before Maryland’s State Board of Education, General Assembly, and Congressional Delegation, and regular publications to inform and involve local board of education in the legislative process.

MABE’s advocacy efforts also include monitoring federal legislation and lobbying on issues that impact Maryland public schools. We attend all Maryland State Board of Education meetings and provide our members with updates that may affect their school systems.

Upon request MABE staff are available to present local boards with legislative updates and offer legislative advocacy training. We also offer the Advocacy Toolkit: A Guide to Effective Education Advocacy. For more information, please contact John Woolums, Director of Governmental Relations.