Now It's Your Turn!

Y’all, I really need a little help here.  I participated in an education focus group earlier this week, and I’ve been asked to get some input from YOU on the follow-up questions I’m going to post below.  I know I have a lot of silent readers here (HELLO!), but this time I really need you to speak up and answer these two questions in the comments.  Okay?
Here goes:
What does it take (or what WOULD it take) to motivate you to take action on an educational issue?  This can be on a local, state, or national level.
Have you ever worked together with the larger school community, including educators and other parents, to creat change in your school and/or school district?  If so, would you share a bit about the effort and impact?
Y’all, please don’t make me look bad. 🙂  They are actually PAYING me for this and I don’t want to come up empty.  Thanks!