Advocacy is every citizen's responsibility. Voting is one sure way to make sure your voice is heard and counted. But, first, ensure that you are registered to vote. The Texas Secretary of State has this handy website to check your registration, register to vote or change your name or address.
Many state offices are up for election. These elected officials control the amount of funding your school district receives, your pension and contract, class size limits, and a whole range of issues that impact your profession.