Advocacy directed and powered by our members
Food drives, scholarships that enable any student to participate in virtual Enrichment Classes, a Bobcat Grant for Clara Barton Library eBooks, and parent education webinars are just a few ways our PTSA has advocated for children during 2020-21.
Learn below about PTSA advocacy work, legislative priorities, and other supported issues, and find out more ways to get involved.
Additional information about advocacy is available at Washington State PTA Advocacy.
How to Take Action
- Join the WSPTA Action Network Group – Sign up to receive timely information and action alerts during the Washington State Legislative sessions.
- WSPTA Legislative Assembly – Annual fall event to learn about the issues, how you can take action, and networking with other PTA leaders.
- WSPTA Focus Day – During each year’s legislative session, Washington State PTA holds an annual Focus Day to bring members together at the state capitol to advocate for the association’s legislative platform.
- Find State Legislators – Look up your Washington State Legislators and share what is important to you.
Top 5 Legislative Priorities for 2022-24
- Increase Access to Nursing, Mental Health, and Social-Emotional Learning Staff
- Support Students and Preserve Education Funding
- Increasing Educational Equity by Closing the Digital Divide
- Supports and Funding for Students with Disabilities and Their Families
- Prevent and Reduce Gun Violence and Suicide
Advocacy Articles and Videos
- Call to Action - Focus on Preserving Funding by Lizzy Sebring, WSPTA Advocacy Director (January 20, 2022)
- Call to Action - Focus on Mental Health by Lizzy Sebring, WSPTA Advocacy Director (January 19, 2022)
- Call to Action - Focus on Equity by Lizzy Sebring, WSPTA Advocacy Director (January 18, 2022)
- Call to Action - Focus on Dismantling Racism by Lizzy Sebring, WSPTA Advocacy Director (January 17, 2022)
- What is an Action Alert? WSPTA Advocay (December 21, 2021)
This National PTA Advocacy Toolkit is designed to help child advocates speak up for the health and wellbeing of all children. The toolkit is a resource for everything from writing your legislators to scheduling Capitol Hill visits—even to reach out to the media.
The National PTA Advocacy Training includes online modules on topics including the following:
- Social Media
- Volunteer Development
- Public Speaking and Presentation Skills