2017 Focus Day
January 16 | Capitol Building | Olympia

Cost: Free
Registration ends January 11. Register here.

A box lunch will be provided, only for those who chose the box lunch during registration.

Adult: $12
6' sub sandwich, chips, cookie, and water. Sandwich choices include turkey, ham, combo, and veggie.

Child: $6
3" sub sandwich, apple slices, and apple juice. Sandwich choices include turkey, ham, pepperoni, or cheese (with mayo, American cheese, lettuce, and tomato).

Note: Box lunch option closes January 5. For off-site options, click here. Capitol Dome Deli will be closed as Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a state holiday.

8:00 a.m. - Registration
9:00 a.m. - Introductions
9:15 a.m. - Event Overview & WSPTA Platform Discussion
9:30 a.m. - Program (to be announced)
11:35 a.m. - Lunch Break (box lunch pickup if pre-ordered)
12:15 p.m. - Program in Rotunda (to be announced)
1:00 p.m. - Program Ends

"Advocacy is not a one day event," Duncan Taylor, WSPTA Legislative Director.

Everyday Advocacy
1. Make an appointment with your legislators. Visit app.leg.wa.gov/DistrictFinder/ or call the Legislative Information Center (360) 786-7573 for information.

2. Know Washington State PTA'S legislative priorities.

3. Connect with other parents, teachers, and education advocates. Take time to network with other advocates at Focus Day. Find out what issues you have in common and what issues other families are experiencing.

4. Make sure to leave it in writing. Any information you provide, whether to legislators, other parents, teachers, or education advocates should be in writing. Verify that you have something written to leave behind, even if it is just a letter, postcard, or personal story.

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