Nonpartisan Policy

To retain its IRS tax-exempt status and continue to receive tax-deductible contributions, a PTA may not participate in any type of political campaign or other activity on behalf of or in opposition to a candidate for any public office.

A current PTA officer/board member must not use his/her title, the name of the PTA or the trademark of PTA

  • in any election venue unless authorized by a vote of the association, following a study of the issue.

Although federal election regulations do not prohibit the use of organizational affiliation for identification purposes, California State PTA sets a standard which is higher than law. Failure to comply may result in a violation of California State PTA policy.

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