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WSPTA Focus on Advocacy Day
February 20, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Join us for our first IN-PERSON Focus on Advocacy Day in years!
WSPTA members are invited to join us in Olympia to advocate for children and schools with elected officials.
Gather in the Columbia room with us to network and hear speakers from the WSPTA’s Advocacy Committee, State Board of Education, OSPI and Governor Islee’s office. We will also be offering docent-led tours of the Capitol grounds.
We are encouraging members to schedule meetings with their legislators this day (even if you need to schedule remote meetings).It is important to reach out to legislators as soon as possible, so here is a resource to help you with scheduling your meetings.
More details and information can be found on the Focus on Advocacy webpage and will be included in future newsletters.
9:00 AM – Doors Open
9:30 AM – Welcome and Overview of the Day, Messaging
10:00 AM – Alissa Muller, State Board of Education, Mastery-based Learning
11:00 AM – Lunch & Networking
11:30 AM – Tour the Capitol
12:30 PM – Jenny Plaja, Government Relations Director, OSPI
1:00 PM – Maddy Thompson, Governor’s K-12 Policy Adviser
1:30 PM – Tour the Capitol
2:30 PM– Event Ends
Washington State PTA strives to assure that all meetings and other activities of the Association are available for participation by all of its members, consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) and the Washington State Law Against Discrimination (RCW 49.60).
Individuals requiring special accommodations to attend or participate in WSPTA meetings are requested to contact the office in advance: (253) 214-7410 or email.