For more than 100 years, PTA has advocated for the health, safety, welfare, and education of all children and youth and provided support to members so that they can speak with a powerful voice and be a relevant resource for parents.

Washington State Advocacy

The Washington State PTA legislative platform is a two-year platform to mirror the Washington state legislative cycle. Issues are decided at WSPTA Legislative Assembly each fall. Find the current top 5 priorities on the WSPTA Advocacy Website

Past Advocacy Events

Focus Day 2017 ~ Monday January 16

An educational opportunity to make a difference to our education legislation in person. Free to register and free bus ride there. Kids are welcome, of course.

Focus Day is intended to serve as a focal point for WSPTA's legislative advocacy. We know that the best advocacy programs are year-round. The intent of Focus Day is not to serve as an end unto itself; rather it is a day to bring WSPTA members to Olympia to sharpen the picture of how our advocacy efforts need to proceed. It's a day of training, education, meetings with legislators, and other activities that help members engage directly in the legislative process. 

Location:

Washington State Capitol Building

Agenda:

8:00 a.m. - Registration 

9:00 a.m. - Introductions 

9:15 a.m. - Event Overview & WSPTA Platform Discussion  

9:30 a.m. - Program (to be announced) 

11:35 a.m. - Lunch Break (box lunch pickup if pre-ordered) 

12:15 p.m. - Program in Rotunda (to be announced) 

1:00 p.m. - Program Ends



State PTA 2016 Legislative Assembly

 How do you show Advocacy? You become a member of your PTSA which shows our State Legislators that you support along with the other 130,000 members’, legislation to support all of our children!

At the Legislative Assembly we listened to issues and caucused for them to be on our State PTA top 5 agenda.

After two days, these are the issues we picked to be our 2016-2017 Legislative Platform.

  1. Social Emotional Learning
  2. Amply Fund Basic Education
  3. Closing the Opportunity Gap
  4. Standards for Paraeducators
  5. Breakfast after the Bell

 


Let your voice be heard through Advocacy!

 

Join us October 24-25, 2016

in Olympia
for the WSPTSA Legislative Assembly

Any PTSA member can represent KiMS and vote at Legislative Assembly. You do not need to be a Board Member. It’s that easy, so come represent KiMS PTSA and our community. Please contact Rosalind Vazquez, if you would like to be a delegate.

WSPTA’s priorities for the 2015 and 2016 legislative sessions: 

  1. Funding McCleary
  2. Create Positive School Climates Through Social Emotional Learning
  3. Increasing Capital Funding
  4. Increased Access to Higher Education
  5. Breakfast After the Bell

  

The Washington State Legislature is a bicameral body with 49 members in the Senate and 98 members in the House of Representatives.
You can track bills, read and comment on proposed legislation, learn about committee hearings and testifying, and find all other legislative session information here
Not sure who your legislators are?  Go to this link and enter your address.