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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.

Questions? Here are local, district, and state Advocacy contacts:
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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. A recap of the 2020 Legislative Assemble is available here.
  • 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.

2020-21 Top 5 Legislative Priorities

Advocacy Articles

"PTA Supports Clean Drinking Water in Our Schools," by WSPTA Advocacy Committee (March 1, 2021)

"Call to Action - Addressing Firearm Safety Measures to Increase Public Safety," by Sherry Rudolph, WSPTA Advocacy Director (February 24, 2021)

Advocacy Toolkit

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.