Washington State PTA Advocacy Week
January 18 – 22, 2021
The Washington State Legislature convened a new virtual legislative session on January 11th. Its main goal will be to put together a budget for the next 4 years. WSPTA and local PTAs will be working together to advocate on behalf of children and families, with a focus on our new legislative platform. We will be asking members to take action and advocate from home throughout our annual Advocacy Week. To participate and stay informed, subscribe to the WSPTA Action Network.
Your Stories Needed During the 2021 Legislative Session
The Washington PTA (WSPTA) has a fantastic legislative platform for 2021, and we need your help to advocate for it. During the current virtual legislative session, you can testify virtually from home, or in writing. Personal stories can send a powerful message to lawmakers. If you have a story to tell that aligns with our legislative platform, please reach out to your PTSA Vice President, Natalya Yudkovsky. She can provide you with all the support you need from WSPTA to successfully testify.
Tools to Prepare for Provision of In-Person Learning Among K-12 Students at Public and Private Schools During the COVID-19 Pandemic - these are guidelines for school reopening from the Washington State Department of Health. Key indicators of COVID-19 activity in King County - a link to case numbers and hospitalization rates.
The state legislative session opened on January 11th. Washington State PTA Legislative Consultant Marie Sullivan will be bringing us weekly reports on legislation important to students and families. Check it out the latest one and stay informed! 2021 Focus on Advocacy - January 11 Report