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National PTA Hill Day Experience at National PTA Convention
June 14-19, 2022


We’ve reimagined our Legislative Conference to be part of our 2022 Convention.

You won't want to miss our...

  • Hill Day Experience to advocate for our public policy priorities

  • Virtual Workshop Experience for local PTA leaders

  • Special program in celebration of our history and legacy

  • Interactive workshop sessions focused on advocacy, leadership and how to PTA

  • Central place to meet, learn and make connections

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Clarissa Phillips, Everett PTSA Council Advocacy Chair, arranged legislative meetings with local legislators in January:
 
Legislative Meetings: Representatives from the Everett area PTAs attended seven meetings with twelve legislators last month (one legislator sent staff, but the rest were present at the meetings). The meetings were fairly well attended, thanks to your leadership! We had an average of 7 attendees at each meeting (one meeting had 13 of us there! Woohoo!), 21 different leaders attended one or more meetings, and nine PTAs (plus State and Council) were represented. We talked about the top five legislative priorities for WSPTA, and many individual bills that are working their way through the legislative session right now. Thank you so much showing up and letting your voices be heard!
 

Focus on Advocacy Week was January 17-21, 2022. WSPTA asked members to take action from their home with the following schedule:

  • Monday, January 17 – Call to Action: Focus on dismantling racism
  • Tuesday, January 18 – Call to Action: Focus on equity
  • Wednesday, January 19 – Call to Action: Focus on mental health & wellness
  • Thursday, January 20 – Call to Action: Focus on preserving funding
  • Friday, January 21 – Call to Action: Focus on safety and emergency preparedness

Legislative Assembly 2021 Recap from Everett PTSA Council

On October 23-24, 2021, the WA State PTA held its 43rd annual Legislative Assembly with hundreds of representatives from PTAs across the state to fine-tune the state PTA’s legislative platform. With the input of leaders like you, three new resolutions were added to the platform and two existing resolutions were amended. Check out the new and amended resolutions below:
 
Three new resolutions:
Improving Literacy and Educational Outcomes (18.42)
Increasing Access and Affordability of Post-Secondary Education (18.43)
Improving Outcomes for Children and Youth in Highly Mobile Populations (2.27)
 
Two amended resolutions:
Student Assessment and Testing (18.13)
School Construction Bond Reform (18.20)
 
As always, Legislative Assembly attendees were also able to learn from classes and panels of guest speakers. Topics ranged from the nitty gritty of procedures in Olympia, deep dives into the new resolution details, new money for the state/schools from covid relief funding, Behavioral Health Services in schools, and how our children are coping with the realities of the pandemic. We even heard from students themselves; students from across the state shared their experiences during remote/hybrid learning.