Association of Texas Professional Educators
Association of Texas Professional Educators

Take Action

The Legislature and the people we elect to represent us control almost every major aspect of public education. That is why being an effective advocate is a vital part of being a successful educator. ATPE offers the tips and tools below to help you find ways to take action. Visit our Resources page, too, for more information and links to other helpful websites.

The Legislative Process

How does a bill become a law? Learn how the legislative process works in Texas.

Communicating with Officeholders

Whether you are meeting face to face with an officeholder or communicating via email, letter, phone call, or tweet, follow these simple tips from ATPE to help ensure you get your message across.

Communicating with the Media

Writing letters to the editor is an effective way to convey your message. A letter from an educator can help shape public opinion and influence votes on an important issue.


Expand your advocacy efforts by exploring legislative resources, tools for ATPE members, and more.