Written by Pam Bateman - Principal, Covenant Love Community School
Advocacy Day at the Capitol sounded like a great idea when it was presented at the RISE conference in October. I agreed to attend, expecting to hide in the back of a
group and let others do the talking. Then, in mid-February, I was faced with the reality of contacting legislators myself. Nothing in me wanted to pick up the phone and make
the needed appointments, even though I'd been given detailed instructions. I actually considered cancelling the trip, but ongoing encouragement from my "coach," Merle Skinner,
and other team members enabled me to overcome my strong reluctance. I finally made the calls and discovered that setting up meetings was surprisingly easy to do.