Local Advocacy

Local PTA Advocacy for Children and Youth

Laws enacted by local, state and national bodies are primary sources of public policy. Securing adequate laws for the care and protection of children and youth is one of the purposes of the organization. Therefore, PTA maintains an active legislation program.

PTAs can and must participate actively in the process through which public policy decisions are made. Any unit, council or district PTA may recommend action on legislation to the California State PTA Board of Managers.

Unit, council and district PTAs are responsible for taking action on local issues originating in school districts, cities, regions, or counties.

For details on the responsibilities of the legislation chairman see “Job Description for Legislative Advocacy Chairman.”

advocate: To plead in favor of; defend; support or urge by argument; recommend publicly. One who pleads for or on behalf of another.

Study the Issues
State and Federal Issues
Communicate with Your Elected Officials
Public Appearance
Organize a Rally

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