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

Also Supported
--Improving Educational Outcomes for Foster Children
--Engaging Families in Student Success
--Post-Secondary Higher Education
--Removing Barriers to Implementing ECEAP
--Restorative Justice and School Safety

2016-2018 Resolutions

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


Upcoming Events

coming soon...


Monthly Update From Legislative Chair

September 2017 October 2017 November 2017 December 2017 January 2018
February 2018 March 2018 April 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.