Focus Day and Advocacy Week
Due to the current and predicted winter storm conditions, we are acting out of an abundance of caution and concern for our PTA advocates, board members, and staff and have made the difficult decision to cancel our 2019 Focus Day activities. Your safety is important to us!
Focus Day program CANCELLED: 9:00am – 10:30am at the United Churches of Olympia
What about meetings with legislators?
If members, local PTAs, or councils scheduled meetings with legislators, please use your best judgement and decide if it is safe for you to proceed. Be sure to contact your legislators as soon as possible to cancel/reschedule your meetings as needed.
What about Advocacy Week?
The good news is that our Advocacy Week electronic messages will still happen! Each day you will receive a message to send to your legislators regarding a WSPTA legislative priority. Please make sure you are signed up for our Action Alerts so that you can participate. Feel free to share the sign-up link and the action alerts with your PTA friends and advocates!
Will Focus Day be rescheduled?
Based on the current legislative calendar, unfortunately no. But, please remember that any day is a great day to advocate! You don’t need WSPTA to head to Olympia. Schedule meetings with your legislators and grab your fellow PTA advocates any day that works for you.
What if we have questions?
You can email our WSPTA Advocacy Director, Nancy Chamberlain, at PTAadvocacydir@wastatepta.org with any questions.
Thank you for your understanding, and please be safe out there!
In addition to Focus Day on Monday, February 11, 2019, in Olympia, WSPTA will be asking members to take action from home or your phone throughout the week of February 11-15. Each day will have a new prewritten message for members to send to their legislators regarding WSPTA legislative priorities. To participate subscribe to the WSPTA Action Network to stay informed.
To learn more about the WSPTA legislative priorities:
- Top five and also supported legislative issues
- WSPTA complement of resolutions
- WSPTA legislative principles
- Subscribe to WSPTA Action Network
These materials may be printed and brought with you to Focus Day to share with your legislators or to mail to your legislators. In addition, there are one-page documents for each individual issue located on the Advocacy page that may be printed and used.