LEGISLATION & ADVOCACY

PTA believes in strong advocacy for every child, regardless of ethnicity, geographic zip code, or otherwise, they are ALL our children! Our children need PTA and we embrace the motto, everychild.onevoice.

Does your school have a Legislative Chair? If not, consider adding one this year. A chair is an appointed position and does not have to be elected, so you can do this anytime during the year.

Your community needs to be aware of what is happening under the Gold Dome! This is an ideal position for the parent who says, “I’d like to be more involved but cannot get into the school because…insert reason here.” Your legislative chair can fulfill the duties of this position entirely on-line and on their own time at home.

The basic duties of the legislative chair is to monitor school board meetings (agendas are online and meetings are available online either live or as recordings), sign up for and read Georgia PTA’s news during the Georgia General Assembly’s legislative sessions (usually mid-January through late-March), and sign up for the National PTA’s “Take Action Network” and pass on relevant information from all three (local, state and national) to your local unit. Easy! It’s time to voluntell (a bit of volunteer and a bit of telling) someone to fill this role.

You can find more information about Election Year Do’s and Don’ts and other legislative issues at http://www.georgiapta.org/issues-effective-advocacy.html and on the National PTA website at https://www.pta.org/home/advocacy

If you have questions, please contact Lisa Shanklin at vplegislation@nfcpta.com.

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Voter Registration Deadline:  Tuesday, October 9, 2018
  • Early Voting Opens: October 15, 2018
  • General Election: November 6, 2018

Spread the word about these dates and the importance of casting your vote!  More information about dates, ballots, and registration can be found at http://sos.ga.gov/index.php/elections

We hope you will join us at PTA Day at the Capitol on February 28, 2019.  Consider bringing a student group, to let their voices be heard, too!

If you need additional information, please do not hesitate to reach out.

 

ADVOCACY RESOURCES