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May 27, 2021

Take Action: Ask U.S. Senators Murray and Cantwell to Increase Funding for Statewide Family Engagement Centers

Contact U.S. Senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell today to request robust funding for the FY2022 Statewide Family Engagement Centers(SFEC) program. Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) and Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) are currently circulating a bipartisan letter internally through the Senate, asking representatives to join them in seeking robust funding for the program. The FY2021 level…
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Category: Advocacy , Legislative

March 29, 2021

Call to Action – Lead in Drinking Water

Take action on lead in drinking water today! No fooling, the Senate Ways & Means Committee will hear public testimony on April 1st regarding E2SHB 1139, taking action on lead in drinking water. Washington State PTA would like you to “take action” by signing in as “Pro” before noon on April 1 on this important bill.…
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February 24, 2021

Call to Action – Addressing Firearm Safety Measures to Increase Public Safety

Dear Washington State PTA Member, Every other day, a Washington child or youth dies at the hand of a firearm.  High-capacity magazines make shootings more deadly and allow shooters to fire more rounds, faster.  The Washington Post estimates that more than 240,000 American students have now experienced gun violence at school, including nearly 7,000 students…
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January 22, 2021

Call to Action – Focus on Safety

Dear Washington State PTA Member, What issues concern you about the physical safety, health and well-being of your student(s) at school? Students and families deserve to be safe and healthy in their schools, homes, and communities, with a livable future for our children. But unfortunately, in Washington state: During the 2018-19 school year, our state…
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January 21, 2021

Call to Action – Support Student Success by Preserving Education Funding

Dear Washington State PTA member, Right now, we need your voice more than ever as our Washington state legislature grapples with funding choices. We know this year is like no other and we need you to speak up. Legislators often comment that they don’t hear enough from parents – you can change that. Please take…
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January 20, 2021

Call to Action – Focus on Mental Health

Dear Washington State PTA Member, Insufficient funding for mental health and social emotional learning staff in our schools is an urgent need across our state. For the emotional health of our students, we need decision makers to support legislation that: Increases the state funding model for staffing school mental health professionals. Prioritizes funding to those…
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January 19, 2021

Call to Action – Focus on Equity

Dear Washington State PTA member, Throughout our state, students continue to experience barriers and inequities preventing them from reaching their potential in our state: As of 2020, 68% of districts (urban and rural) report that some students have no access to broadband or smart phone data. When districts had to flip to online learning last…
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January 18, 2021

Call to Action – Focus on Anti-racism

Dear Washington PTA Member, On this day when we honor the work and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., WSPTA recognizes that racism is not new and has harmed communities of color for centuries. In October, our membership overwhelmingly voted to not only take a stand against institutional racism, but to take the hard…
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February 11, 2020

Call to Action: Prevent Gun Violence – Concerning High-Capacity Magazines

Dear Washington State PTA member, Please contact your legislators and help advocate to support of the Washington State PTA’s top 5 issue “Prevent Gun Violence”. High-capacity magazines are used in the nation’s deadliest shootings, and common-sense restrictions will keep our communities safer. Click here to view a message from National PTA President Leslie Boggs encouraging…
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Category: Advocacy , Legislative