Legislative Assembly

December 1, 2019

2019 WSPTA Legislative Assembly Recap

Attendees to the 2019 WSPTA Legislative Assembly kept up to a relentless pace of attending classes, issue topic education, caucusing and consideration of resolutions and issues. The theme at this year’s sold-out event at Bellevue College in Bellevue, WA was “Superheroes of Advocacy”. The event kicked off with a general session bipartisan legislator panel featuring…
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Category: Advocacy , Legislative

September 25, 2019

Welcome to WSPTA’s 41st Annual Legislative Assembly

Dear PTA leaders and members, On behalf of your Washington State PTA board of directors and staff, I would like to invite you to attend the 41st annual WSPTA Legislative Assembly taking place October 26-27, 2019 at the Bellevue College in Bellevue. At legislative assembly, you will discover the power PTA has to advocate for…
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Category: Advocacy , Events , Legislative

October 25, 2018

40th Annual WSPTA Legislative Assembly Wrap-Up

Delegates from across Washington state gathered to adopt a brand-new two-year legislative platform and several new permanent advocacy positions, be inspired, receive advocacy training, and network with other passionate PTA members during the 40th annual WSPTA Legislative Assembly, October 20-21, at Green River College. Some highlights of the Assembly included a keynote address by the…
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Category: Advocacy , Events , Legislative

November 3, 2017

Guest Post: State PTA Adopts Ambitious Agenda for 2018

By Cami Brix, Inglemoor High School PTSA 6.10.75 Approximately 200 delegates representing 134,000 members from across the state recently attended the Washington State Parent Teacher Association (WSPTA) 39th annual Legislative Assembly in Tacoma, Washington. The body adopted several positions for their existing legislative and public policy platform. Same event, new focus – WSPTA Legislative Director…
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Category: Advocacy , Events

October 24, 2017

2017 WSPTA Legislative Assembly Recap

Delegates from across the state gathered for inspiration, advocacy education, networking, and to consider the addition of new positions to the policy platform, as Washington State PTA held its 39th annual Legislative Assembly, October 20-21. Some highlights of the WSPTA Legislative Assembly included an insightful and detailed update on the 2017 legislative session from WSPTA…
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Category: Advocacy , Events

April 14, 2017

Push For Action To Help Children in Washington

The advocacy work of Washington State PTA is directed by our member-approved resolutions , principles, and legislative platform. Legislative Platform 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.…
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Category: Advocacy , Education , Family Engagement , Health & Well-being , Legislative , Membership

December 15, 2016

PRESS RELEASE: State’s Largest Parents’ Association Applauds Inslee Education Budget

Tacoma, WA (December 15, 2016): After the release of Governor Jay Inslee’s education budget spending plan on Tuesday, Washington State PTA President Barbara Martin issued the following statement: “Governor Inslee’s investments in K-12 education to support a high-quality teacher in every classroom and a skilled principal in every school are a great step forward in…
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Category: Advocacy , Education , Health & Well-being