It is important that legislators as well as other elected officials and public representatives be aware of the needs and concerns of gifted students. Your advocacy can help!
These sites give information you might find useful when speaking with, or writing to, a legislator or other public representative about the concerns of gifted students.
NAGC Advocacy Toolkit
CAGT Advocacy Toolkit
Wright’s Law “Letter to a Stranger”
U.S. Members of Congress
Colorado U. S. Representatives are:
- District 1 DeGette, Diana (D) 202-225-4431
- District 2 Polis, Jared(D) 202-225-2161
- District 3 Tipton, Scott (R) 202-225-4761
- District 4 Gardner, Cory (R) 202-225-4676
- District 5 Lamborn, Doug (R) 202-225-4422
- District 6 Coffman, Mike (R) 202-225-7882
- District 7 Perlmutter, Ed (D) 202-225-2645
U.S. Senators for Colorado are:
Although it's important to reach out to all Members of Congress, we need to do even more with the men and women serving on these committees, and the specific subcommittees that handle education funding.(NAGC) Senator Bennet is on the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions, which handles much of the legislation of greatest interest to gifted education advocates.
State Board of Education
Your US Congressional District also determines your State School Board's district representative.
Colorado General Assembly
Contact your Colorado General Assembly legislators here.
Jefferson County Board of Education
Read about and email the board here.
Don't know what your district is or who your elected officials are?
Find district info for your street address through your County Clerk. In Jeffco.