Would you like to advocate for a better education for kids across our state? The best time to do this in 2022 is coming up this month!
The Washington State legislative session is opening in Olympia and to advocate for the Top Legislative Priorities Washington State PTAs (like ours!) voted in, we will be having Washington State PTA Advocacy Focus Day on January 17 and Advocacy Focus Week from January 17 to 21. During these sessions, advocates will have an opportunity to explain why these priorities matter to them and their PTAs. We want legislators who represent all parts of Washington to hear our voices, data, and stories about why these priorities are so critical. This will ensure that we can have the greatest impact on state legislation that affects Washington schools.
To take advantage of the upcoming awesome opportunities to advocate, this is what you can do.
1. Fill out the Focus Day Interest Google Form In this form you will sign up to receive alerts about who to send messages to during Focus Week and also notifications about virtual meetings you can join. You do not need to be a PTA Board member to sign up. We are District 34 and our Legislators are Sen. Joe Nguyen, Rep. Eileen Cody, and Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon. All Democrats.
2. To stay informed about this upcoming session, subscribe to the Focus on Advocacy newsletter and sign up for WSPTA Action Alerts. To sign up for the Focus on Advocacy newsletter, scroll to the bottom of any WSPTA newsletter you receive, and click on subscriptions, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. WSPTA also has Focus on Advocacy Day/Week resources, including tips on how to meet with legislators.
Thanks for your interest! Please contact me, Victoria Bhegani at email@example.com with any questions or if you want me to be in a meeting with you (I will try!)