PTA Advocacy & Legislation

Washington State PTA is the largest volunteer association in the state, with more than 140,000 members in 920 local units. Our vision? Make every child's potential a reality. We will do that by being a powerful voice for all children, a relevant resource for families and communities, and a strong advocate for the well-being and education of every child.


Local Advocacy Representatives

Canyon Creek Elementary: Jennifer Snyder

Northshore Council: Mindie Wirth

Region 6: *open*

Washington State PTA: Nancy Chamberlain

Let your state legislators know how important funding our children’s education is to you via emails and/or phone calls!  Click HERE to go to the Washington State Legislative page for contacts.


2016-2018 Legislative Platform


Top Five Legislative Priorities
1. Social Emotional Learning
2. Amply Fund Basic Education
3. Closing the Opportunity Gap
4. Standards for Para-Educators
5. Breakfast After the Bell

2018 WSPTA Supported Issues

Addressing the Teacher Shortage
Best Practices for School Meal Policies
Career Connected Learning, CTE & Stem
Dual Credit Equality & Support
Engaging Families in Student Success
Equity for Highly Capable
Improving Educational Outcomes for Foster Children
Post-Secondary/Higher Education Access and Affordability
Preventing and Mitigating the Impacts of Gender-based Violence
Removing Barriers to Implementing ECEAP (Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program)
Restorative Justice and School Safety
School Construction and Class Size Reduction

(More details on each of the Top Five Legislative Priorities and 2018 WSPTA Supported Issues above.)


2016-2018 Resolutions

--Child Sex Trafficking
--Dyslexia and its Educational Impact
--Mitigating Environmental Hazards and Contaminants in Schools

Find the complete list of Resolutions here.


Monthly Update From Legislative Chair

September 2017 October 2017 November 2017 December 2017 January 2018
February 2018 March 2018 May 2018 June 2018  


Helpful Advocacy Links

Washington State PTA Advocacy Site
National PTA Advocacy Site and Policy Agenda
National PTA Advocacy Toolkit

Get legislative news and keep up on WSPTA’s advocacy through their Grassroots Connection blog. You can sign up for email updates at the blog site!


Voter Registration

Are you registered for the next election? Register to vote with the Washington Secretary of State here.