What is Advocacy?
When you join our Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA), you become part of our state association, Washington State PTA, and the larger National PTA. Your voice joins tens of thousands across Washington and millions across the United States, including the U.S. Virgin Islands, Europe and Puerto Rico, as advocates for children.
Advocacy is central to the work we do - even at the local level!
Here are some resources that you can use to learn more about PTA advocacy work and how you can help be a voice for children and their families:
Advocacy | Northshore Council PTSA 6.10 - Northshore School District PTA's are supported by Northshore Council PTSA. This is a great one-stop-shop for all things Advocacy!
Attend a School Board Meeting - Northshore School District (nsd.org) - Consider attending a NSD School Board meeting. Each meeting leaves time for public comments where individuals may address the board.
WA State PTA Advocacy - WSPTA has a set of legislative priorities and supported issues that all of our state PTA's advocate for every day. Each year they hold a Legislative Assembly to vote on issues that are important to our state PTA's. They also hold a Focus Day/Advocacy Week each January where actionable items are sent to PTAs and visits with legislators are encouraged!
Advocacy | National PTA - The next level up is the Federal level. National PTA has great resources and information for advocacy at the national level.