WSPTA Advocacy Week: February 24 – 28, 2020

In addition to Focus Day, in Olympia, WSPTA will be asking members to take action from home or your phone throughout an entire week.  To participate, subscribe to the WSPTA Action Network to stay informed.

Monday, February 24 – Call to Action: Best Practices for School Meals

Tuesday, February 25 - Call to Action: Equity in the Identifying of Highly Capable Students

Wednesday, February 26 - Call to Action: Paraeducator Funding

Thursday, February 27 - Call to Action: Equity Regardless of Student Immigration Status

Friday, February 28 - Call to ActionL Special Education Funding Remains Insufficient


Attend WSPTA Legislative Assembly or Focus Day

Legislative Assembly takes place every October, when the State PTA decides on our legislative platform, or what our focus for lobbying will be to our legislature. Please see the following link for additional information: https://www.wastatepta.org/events-programs/legislative-assembly/

Legislative Focus Day takes place early in January. PTA members across Washington gather on the steps of the Capital to rally for public education and meet our legislators. Please see https://www.wastatepta.org/event/focus-day/ for additional information. 

Go Grassroots 

As parents of children who will be growing up in a public school system, it is vital that we advocate for them. The PTA grassroots connection is a blog maintained by our State PTA, and can provide you with information on upcoming bills in the legislature. You can also opt to click links to write to your legislator easily from the form letter and find your legislator through the website. Grassroots Connection makes advocacy easy by informing us on what education bills the PTA supports for passage.

http://wsptagrassroots.blogspot.com/

Contact Your Legislator

Students attending Issaquah Valley Elementary live in Washington State Legislative District #5.
Our legislators and their contact information are listed below.  

State Senator: Mark Mullet - mark.mullet@leg.wa.gov 
State Representative: Lisa Callan - lisa.callan@leg.wa.gov 
State Representative: Bill Ramos - bill.ramos@leg.wa.gov

Further information on contacting our state legislators can be found at http://apps.leg.wa.gov/memberemail/Default.aspx 

Contact Your PTA Advocacy/Legislative Chairs

IVE Legislation Representative: Jill Mosby - legislation@ivepta.org 

Issaquah PTSA Council 2.6 Chair: Kristen Slocum - advocacy@issaquahptsa.org 

WSPTA Region 2 Chair: Melissa Stone - Melissa_nouveau@yahoo.com

WSPTA Director: Sherry Rudolph - ptaadvocacydir@wastatepta.org

National PTA Vice President Advocacy: Yvonne Johnson -  info.legislationcommittee@pta.org