ACTE E-Advocate Recognition
ACTE's public policy department is recognizing its most active CTE Action Center e-advocates! Beginning on July 1, 2014, the top five action takers during each of the eligibility periods listed below will be recognized as leaders in CTE advocacy on the ACTE website and in ACTE publications.
Any ACTE member who has taken a minimum of 10 actions to advocate for CTE to federal policymakers is qualified for recognition. Actions must be taken through the CTE Action Center on ACTE's website. Of those individuals who have taken the minimum number of qualifying actions, the top five most active will be recognized.
Actions considered eligible for recognition must be taken during one of two eligibility periods:
- Summer recognition: January 1 through June 30
- Winter recognition: July 1 through December 31
The top five "e-advocates" will be determined solely on the number of actions taken through the CTE Action Center.
Qualifying actions to be considered include:
- Phone calls
Phone calls will only be counted if logged through the CTE Action center as part of an organized campaign or individually.
ACTE Public Policy staff will utilize only reports taken from the CTE Action Center administrative site to determine the top five action takers. Data reports generated will be reviewed by ACTE Public Policy staff for accuracy.
Members who have built personal relationships with Members of Congress and contact staff in those offices directly, outside of our CTE Action Center, may instead submit themselves for the "Advocate of the Year Award."
- In the case of a multi-way tie for a spot in the top five, all individuals will be recognized.
- Recognition of winners will be determined by reports drawn from the CTE Action Center administrative page and verified by the ACTE Public Policy staff following the end of the eligibility period.
- The top action takers will be recognized in January and July for actions taken in the previous eligibility period.
- Winners will be recognized on the ACTE website through the CTE Policy Watch Blog and may be recognized in ACTE's Techniques magazine based on its publishing dates.
- All winners will receive notice prior to being recognized in Techniques or on the website and may decline recognition.
- In the case that an action taker declines recognition, the next-most-active individual will be recognized if a fifth spot must be filled.
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Techniques Advert Events Partners Countdown Legislative Update—Jan. 14, 2013 - Fiscal Cliff Averted … For Now - 2013 ACTE National Policy Seminar - Secretary Hilda Solis Announces Departure From Department of Labor - 113th Congress Begins and Committee Assignments Finalized One of ACTE's most effective advocacy tools is you! Becoming an advocate is one of the most important actions you can take to secure the future of CTE. ACTE has developed a wide variety of tools to assist you in your advocacy activities, keep you informed and promote ongoing support for CTE. The tools here provide step-by-step directions and examples that will help you reach out to policymakers at the local, state and federal levels, as well as your community and the media. From your Members of Congress to your local mayor, these individuals all make decisions that directly or indirectly impact CTE. With your help, we can ensure the strength and future of CTE! Working With Policymakers Congressional August Recess Packet Building Relationships With Policymakers Visiting Policymakers Corresponding With Policymakers Hosting Site Visits for Policymakers Testifying Before Policymakers Sign up for the Washington Contacts Network Join a Policy Task Force ACTE Legislative Positions & Information FY 2013 Joint Perkins Funding Request "Funding CTE Works" Update Page Elementary and Secondary Education Act Reauthorization Priorities Workforce Investment Act Reauthorization Priorities CTE Policy Watch Blog Advocacy Resources Fact Sheets Participant Media "Pressure Cooker" Activities Advocacy Models External Links Congressional and Media Directory Info Advocacy Tips (from the CTE Policy Watch Blog) Using Social Media for Advocacy Saving CTE is as simple as receiving a text! Sign up to receive text alerts when urgent action on CTE issues is needed by clicking here or texting CTEALERT to 88202. You will only be contacted when it is vital that you act. Working With the Media Targeting the Media Appropriations Media Campaign Ambassadors Network Building Community Support
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