Write an Email to Your School Board About Preserving All History!

Our work to eradicate systemic oppression and make this country a place where all people have equal opportunity for justice and happiness cannot succeed if the Far Right erases the truth of our past and our present. Please take a couple of minutes today to write your local or state school board members an email about how important it is that they protect the truth of our history, no matter what buzzwords the Far Right is using to rile up its base.

Your input as a resident really matters to your school board members – so please write them an email today, and then don’t forget to let us know you did so!

STEP 1: Find Their Email

Click on their email address(es) or copy the address over into your email program in a new message.

Visit this easy-to-use tool to find the email address(es) for your local school board members*


Visit this webpage to find the contact information for your state school board members


*People For the American Way is providing these resources without endorsement of any positions taken or legislation advocated for by external organizations.

STEP 2: Draft Your Message

Here is a sample email message you can copy and paste into your email draft.

Please take a moment to personalize your message to ensure it is as effective as possible!

Hi there,

My name is [NAME], and I live in [CITY, STATE]. I’m writing to you today to urge you not to censor the truth of our country’s history or its present. There have been a lot of headlines lately about schools and school boards banning books (and other educational material) with racial, gender, or LGBTQ-related themes, many of them revered classics and historical works. It is important to me that [STATE]’s children have access to works of art that depict the truth – even if it makes some people uncomfortable – so they can learn from that history and better understand the present. Please make sure that our school board protects the teaching of historical and artistic works. Thank you for taking the time to read this email!




Once your message is copied into your email draft, send it to as many school board members as you want.

STEP 3: Let Us Know! 

Please take a second to let us know that you took action today and reaffirm your membership with People For the American Way!

Confirm your action!