WSPTA Legislative Assembly
Legislative Assembly 2022
The WSPTA’s 44th annual Legislative Assembly ended Sunday, October 16. Our amazing delegates were engaged and active throughout the weekend as we built our new legislative platform for 2022-2024. Visit the Advocacy page to learn more about our new Top 5 priorities and the remaining eight also supported issues and visit the Resolutions page to see the one new resolution and which three resolutions were amended.
At its heart, legislative assembly is about participation. PTA members submitted new positions to be added to WSPTA’s policy platform, volunteers on the advocacy committee, resolutions committee and board of directors reviewed them, and delegates at legislative assembly amended, debated and voted on whether to adopt them.
This year, legislative assembly was a hybrid event for more inclusive participation. Delegates were able to attend and vote in person at Bellevue College or remotely. To learn more about this year’s event watch this video.
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.