What you can do

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Thank you very much for your interest in and support of public higher education in the state of Ohio. Here are several ways you can get involved in the Forward Ohio campaign.

Contact Your State Legislators.

Make sure your elected state representatives know how important higher education is to you and the state. Let your legislators know why you think Ohio needs a strong system of public colleges and universities – and why strong support for higher education should be a public policy priority. If you aren’t sure who your local state senator or state representative is, you can find their names and contact information on their websites: ohiosenate.gov and www.ohiohouse.gov. In some cases, you may need your 4-digit ZIP code extension. Just follow the directions on each site to identify your legislators and how to contact them via letter, email or phone.

Example Legislator Letter

Write a Letter to Your Local Newspaper.

Consider writing a letter to the editor of your local newspaper. You can highlight some of the ways institutions of higher education create and deliver value – such as preparing students for careers, building a talented workforce, spurring Ohio’s economy, improving your life and the world through research, keeping college affordable, etc. You can also encourage readers to ask the candidates for Governor of Ohio in 2018 to explain their positions on higher education, and to make sure their state legislators know you favor strong support for higher education as a public policy priority.

Example Letter to Editor

Share Information From the Forward Ohio Website with Friends, Neighbors and Colleagues.

There are many interesting resources available on this website for sharing with others.

Examples include stories, infographics, media coverage and more, all of which can be shared via Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms.

Spread the Word about the Forward Ohio Campaign.

Have a personal blog? Consider writing a blog about the Forward Ohio campaign.

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