Get Started Today!  Here’s How

Five Things to do Today:

  1. Learn about the legislative process and your legislators (see “Know Your Elected Officials”)

  2. Find and follow legislators on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube
  3. Craft your personal story. Why is career counseling important to you?
  4. Learn about current issues.
  5. Connect with legislators and staff at home during a townhall meeting.
  6. Write or email your elected representative using this Sample Letter to Elected Official as a resource.

Become Informed and Get Involved!

While our Government Relations Committee will monitor legislation and federal activities related to the major areas that affect our members (elementary and secondary, career and technical, and higher education; veterans support; and labor and workforce issues), NCDA members are encouraged to obtain more detailed or direct information from the following sources.

Congressional Committees

For education, labor and workforce issues: House Education and Workforce Committee
Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee: veterans issues: House Veterans’ Affairs Committee: www.
Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee:

Federal Departments

Department of Education
Department of Labor
Department of Veterans’ Affairs

To contact your U. S. Senators: Go to (upper right corner, select your state)

To contact your Representative: Go to (upper right corner, enter your zip code)

Professional Association websites:

American Counseling Association (ACA)
American School Counselors Association (ASCA)
Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE)
National Association of State Directors of Career and Technical Education (NASDCTE)
National Association of Workforce Development Professionals (NAWDP)

Remember also to check the “Resources for Members” section of this website for additional information. You may want to share this with your state CDA and suggest that similar information related to state level legislation and policies could be helpful to their members.