PTA Legislative Advocacy Mission Statement
Our goal is to influence, within PTA guidelines, federal, state and local policy makers to pass laws and grant funding which will provide for the improvement and betterment of our public schools in both curriculum and facilities. In order to accomplish this goal, we will clarify legislative issues affecting our schools to the parent population and community at large, and encourage them to move to action.
About the Legislative Advocacy Committee
Who We Are
We are the legislative advocacy committee of the San Ramon Valley Council of PTAs. The committee consists of representatives from elementary, middle and high school PTAs in the San Ramon Valley Council area, Council board members, the SRVUSD Superintendent, a teacher representative and a school board representative. A core committee consists of approximately 10 members of the whole legislative committee. The core committee receives, analyzes, and disseminates information from our federal and state legislature, and advises the legislative representative from each school on PTA positions taken. The legislative representative then informs their PTA and parent population.
Lead letter-writing campaigns to federal, state and local policy makers
Meet with legislative decision-makers in business and in government offices
Coordinate with other PTA councils on legislative action
Include media and business community in legislative issues that affect our schools
Sponsor informational seminars with persons such as CA State PTA lobbyists to help us become more effective advocates
Inform parent population and community as to how school financing operates and how current legislative proposals affect the schools within the San Ramon Valley Council
Monitor and distribute information regarding legislation which affects our schools
Provide parent population and community with accurate information and action strategy as it pertains to key issues
Write letters to legislature regarding our position on key issues
Meet with our legislators to discuss legislative issues affecting children, including annual legislative trips to Sacramento
How You Can Help
Recognize the importance of legislative issues
Stay informed on legislative updates
Work to inform your friends and neighbors
Volunteer to become legislative committee members through your school PTA board
Participate and assist in letter writing campaigns to legislators on key issues
Write to local media on issues affecting our schools
Advocating is easy with the CA State PTA Social Media Advocacy Chart. Tweet, post and share any items in the green column. Think twice before sharing items in the yellow section, and do not share items in the red column from a PTA account..
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