Do you love FAMU? Do you believe in keeping the “public” in public higher education? Do you talk to your friends, neighbors and others about the University? If so, then you’re already an advocate.
Civic engagement and legislative advocacy can sound intimidating. Chances are, you’re already on our team – simply by caring about FAMU and the fate of higher education in the state of Florida. You've certainly come to the right place to learn how to do a little – or a lot – for the University you love.
Talk to your friends, family or neighbors about how FAMU has made an impact on you and your life. Personal stories illustrate the importance of the University within your community.
Memorize these 3 simple facts to help us educate the public:
- The state has cut more $1 billion in funding to the State University Systems since 2007, more than $47 million from FAMU.
- All while SUS enrollment has grown over 35,000 students since 2007.
- FAMU educates Florida residents: More than 76% of undergraduates are from right here in Florida.
Like Rattler Impact on Facebook and follow us on Twitter (@RattlerImpact) so you can receive the latest information and action updates.
Try Rattler Impact’s online advocacy tools – send an advocacy email to your legislators with just one click (we supply the talking points – or create your own).
Learn the number of your legislative district, so you can call your legislators to advocate for specific legislation and funding.
Browse Rattler Impact’s web site to stay current: read about legislation likely to affect FAMU and see our collection of news articles, opinions editorials and other sources of information about FAMU and the state of higher education funding.
Schedule an introductory meeting with your elected officials to declare your support for FAMU and higher education. It’s easy – ask us how!
Sign up to be a District Rattler – an official advocate on behalf of Rattler Impact.
Host a community conversation in your home with friends and neighbors who care about higher education.
Join the FAMU National Alumni Association Legislative Government Affairs Committee, to learn about current issues and goals.