GRC Resources

Resources:

 Find your Assembly Member: https://nyassembly.gov/mem/search/

Find your State Senator:  https://www.nysenate.gov/find-my-senator

Know your facts:

The Aerosol Study Highlights

The NYSED 2020-2021 Reopening Guide from August 2020 (Page 30 is the spot about 12’)

NYSSMA Advocacy Page

Sample Script for Starting a Conversation with a Legislature: 

How to start a conversation with a legislator:

Hi, My name is ______ and I
{option a} …am a music teacher and teach in [Assembly Member Name’s] District.

-or-

{option b} …am a music teacher and a constituent of [Senator Name].
As a member of Nassau Music Educators Association, I wanted to express a few thoughts
relating to music education.

Music is a vital component to the growth and development of our children and is an integral
part of their well-rounded education as outlined in federal education law.

I hope the [senator/assembly member] will work to ensure that:
{option a} School Districts are funded fully through the state budget so music can
continue to be a point of pride in our district.

AND/OR

{option b} NYSED reviews and updates their recommendations on distancing in the music
classroom based upon the latest scientific studies and information. These studies include
ensuring wind instruments and singers all have proper PPE in order to play with 6’
distancing in classrooms. Without these recommendation reviews students will continue
to needlessly go without music in school.

Thank you for your time.