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 2020-22
Advocacy Articles and Videos
"All About Advocacy" by WSPTA Legislative Consultant Marie Sullivan (June 8, 2021)
"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)
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