Election Campaigns and the Role of the PTA

Any use of the California State PTA name for electoral activity requires prior authorization from California State PTA. No activity engaged in by any unit, council or district PTA should suggest or imply the support of the National PTA or California State PTA (Nonpartisan Policy; Policy 9).

PTAs may not directly or indirectly participate or intervene in political campaigns on behalf of, or in opposition to, any candidate for public office since this activity can endanger the PTA’s nonprofit status.

Role of the PTA
Restrictions on Endorsement of Candidates
Local Candidates Forum
Candidate Questionnaires
School Bonds and Other Ballot Measure Campaigns
Legal Guidelines for Campaign Activity
California Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) Regulations
California Education Code and Election Law
Nonpartisan Policy

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