Learn about WSPTA's legislative priorities and other supported issues and find out more ways to get involved on the Take Action page. This advocacy work is directed by WSPTA's member-approved resolutions, principles, and legislative platform. In 2021 WSPTA is introducing Focus on Advocacy program.
During the Washington state legislative session, WSPTA will send action alerts and informational broadcasts to WSPTA members who have subscribed to WSPTA’s Action Network Group. These action alerts are quick, easy ways to communicate with your legislators on topics they are actively working on.
The Washington State PTA legislative platform is a two-year platform to mirror the Washington state legislative cycle. In the even-numbered years, the new platform is voted on by members at the legislative assembly in the fall. The top five issues become WSPTA's short-term platform and consist of priority issues when advocating throughout the year. Other issues are placed on an “also supported” list. During the odd-numbered years, members vote to amend current issues or to add new, emerging issues to the also supported list. Each issue has a corresponding handout located in the dropdown that can be downloaded and used when advocating. A full playlist of issue education videos is also available on the WSPTA YouTube channel.
To learn more about the WSPTA legislative priorities for 2020-2021:
2020-2021 WSPTA Supported Issues:
- Equitable Identification and Services for Highly Capable Students
- Mitigating the Adverse Impacts of Climate Change
- Safe School Plans and Emergency Preparedness handout
WSPTA LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY
A summary of the 2020-2021 WSPTA Legislative Platform can be found HERE.
The 42nd Annual Legislative Assembly took place in a virtual format on October 24-25, 2020.
The planning for the 43rd Annual Legislative Assembly is currently underway incorporating the constructive feedback attendees provided through the post-event survey. Stay tuned for more information regarding the date and format for next year’s grassroots advocacy event.
Members of our PTSA Board participated in this assembly and got their voices heard.
Advocacy events - Coming soon!
How to contact your representatives and senators - Coming soon!
How to contact your council, region, and state advocacy/legislative chairs - Coming soon!