Learn about WA State PTA legislative priorities and other supported issues and find out more ways to get involved on the Take Action page. Our advocacy work is directed by our member-approved resolutionsprinciples, and legislative platform. 

During the Washington state legislative session, WSPTA will send action alerts and informational broadcasts to WSPTA members who have subscribed to WSPTA’s Action Network Group. These action alerts are quick, easy ways to communicate with your legislators on topics they are actively working on.

WA State PTA 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. 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. During the odd-numbered years, members vote to amend current issues or to add new, emerging issues to the also supported list. Each issue has a corresponding handout located in the dropdown that can be downloaded and used when advocating.
Top 5 Legislative Priorities for 2023-2024:
1) Addressing the Student Mental Health Crisis
2) Addressing Gaps in Education Funding
3) Preventing and Reducing Gun Violence and Suicide
4) Addressing Funding, Inclusion, and Supports in Special Education
5) Building and Maintaining Safer School Facilities
Links for further WA State Legislative Information:
How to comment on a WA State Legislative Bill?
WA State Bill Information
Washington State PTSA Advocacy
Washington State School Directors Association
WA State Legislative Principles
WA State PTA Legislative Resources
WA State PTA Resolutions
WA State Taking Action
Links to Current Educational and Legislative Issues:
National PTA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Three ways to advocate for students with disabilities and special education in Washington State
League of Education Voters
Washington’s Paramount Duty
Washington State School Directors’ Association (WSSDA)
Stand for Children - Washington
Note to Self podcast dealing with parenting and technology issues.
WA State PTA Leadership
Washington State PTA Advocacy
Ramona Hattendorf, Government Relations
Bill Williams, Executive Director
Shelby Kloba, WSPTA Advocacy Director 
For more information, visit WA State PTA.


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