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Focus on Advocacy


Your voice matters!

We need your stories, we need your voice, and we need you! PTA’s legacy is strong because of passionate advocates just like you building our legislative platform, one resolution at a time.

Focus on Advocacy Week occurred January 17-21, 2022, and many advocates met with their legislators and participated in the daily call to actions. However, we know that advocacy is not a one-day event; it is an everyday action. And so, we encourage members to continue to stay informed and engaged throughout the legislative session, keeping our efforts focused on the mission. #WSPTAOneVoice


Focus on Advocacy Toolkit

Here are useful resources for advocating:


WSPTA Legislative Priorities

To learn more about the WSPTA legislative priorities:


Additional Information and Links

Here are additional resources you can use for successful year-round advocacy:


Focus on Advocacy Engagement

Monday, January 17, 2022

Focus on Advocacy Day

What is Focus on Advocacy Day? This day kicks off a full week of member advocacy! We need WSPTA leaders and members to meet with their state representatives and senators to share the PTA mission and priorities. Let’s make sure the PTA voice is loud and proud on this day! You will be provided with everything you need to know in order to schedule and hold a successful meeting with your legislators. While these meetings would ideally be on Monday (Focus on Advocacy Day), they may need to be scheduled throughout the week to accommodate your legislators’ schedules.

January 17-21, 2022

Focus on Advocacy Week

Your actions throughout this week will be quick and easy but will make a tremendous impact. It will be so easy that you can take action from home, while waiting for a coffee order, or sitting in your child’s pick-up line!

WSPTA will be asking members to act virtually throughout Focus on Advocacy Week. Each day will focus on an important part of the WSPTA platform. The best way to participate is by subscribing to the WSPTA Action Network so that you receive the daily calls to action for this week and periodically throughout the legislative session. You will be provided with easily customizable messages that the action alert system will automatically send to your legislators. It is easy to do and only takes a few minutes! We also encourage you to share your advocacy work on your personal and PTA social media accounts throughout the week using the hashtag #WSPTAOneVoice.


Schedule for Engagement:
(topics are subject to change as the date gets closer)

  • Monday, January 17 – Call to Action: Focus on dismantling racism
  • Tuesday, January 18 – Call to Action: Focus on equity
  • Wednesday, January 19 – Call to Action: Focus on mental health & wellness
  • Thursday, January 20 – Call to Action: Focus on preserving funding
  • Friday, January 21 – Call to Action: Focus on safety and emergency preparedness