It’s hard to believe it’s already been a week since hundreds of PTA advocates assembled in Olympia for the 2024 edition of Focus on Advocacy Day. We wanted to share some photos from the day, including the terrific image below of parents, students, educators, and advocates from across Washington standing on the Capitol steps.
WSPTA Executive Director Andrew Estep, President Angela Steck, and past president Nancy Chamberlain were among more than 150 advocates who spoke with legislators on January 15, 2024. Here they are, braving an unseasonably chilly Monday morning.
Lieutenant Governor Denny Heck spoke to WSTPA members. Heck shared that he was a long-time education advocate himself and encouraged members to be the voice for their students – at all levels of government, but particularly with local school boards. “Parent voice is powerful,” said Heck.