The Washington State PTA legislative platform is a two-year platform to mirror the Washington state legislative cycle. On the even-numbered years, the new platform is voted on by members at the legislative assembly in the fall. The top five issues become our short-term platform and consist of our priority issues when advocating throughout the year. Other issues are placed on an “also supported” list. During the odd-numbered years, members vote to amend current issues or to add new, emerging issues to the also supported list.

The Top 5 Legislative Priorities for 2019 are:

  • Social Emotional Learning
  • School Construction and Simple Majority for Bonds
  • Prevent Gun Violence
  • Strategies to Address Teacher Shortage
  • Strategic K-12 Investments to Close Gaps

For additional details, please visit https://www.wastatepta.org/focus-areas/advocacy/