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January 20, 2022

Call to Action – Focus on Preserving Funding

Dear Washington State PTA member, Right now, we need your voice more than ever as our Washington state legislature grapples with funding choices. We still have not returned back to school the way it was prior to the pandemic, and we need you to speak up. Legislators often comment that they don’t hear enough from…
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Category: Advocacy , Legislative

January 19, 2022

Call to Action – Focus on Mental Health

Dear Washington State PTA member, Insufficient funding for mental health and social emotional learning staff in our schools is an urgent need across our state. For the emotional health of our students, we need decision makers to support legislation that: Increases the state funding model for staffing school mental health professionals. Utilizes innovative funding solutions…
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Category: Advocacy , Legislative

January 18, 2022

Call to Action – Focus on Equity

Dear Washington State PTA member, Washington State PTA believes that great educational outcomes are possible for all students, but unfortunately, some students continue to experience barriers and inequities preventing them from reaching their potential in our state: As of 2020, 68% of districts (urban and rural) report that some students have no access to broadband…
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Category: Advocacy , Legislative

January 18, 2022

WSPTA Testifies in Favor of SB 5217

On Monday, Martin Luther King Jr., Day, it was fitting for Dr. Gwen Loosmore to testify in favor of SB 5217, urging legislators to adopt a common sense approach to reduce and prevent gun violence. The issue remains one of WSPTA’s top legislative priorities this session.
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Category: Advocacy , Legislative

January 17, 2022

Call to Action – Focus on Dismantling Racism

Dear Washington State PTA Member, On this day when we honor the work and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., WSPTA recognizes that racism is not new and has harmed communities of color for centuries. In October 2021, our membership overwhelmingly voted to not only take a stand against institutional racism, but to take…
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Category: Advocacy , Legislative

January 17, 2022

2022 Focus on Advocacy – January 17 Report

And … they’re off! Prepared by Marie Sullivan, WSPTA Legislative Consultant, legconsultant@wastatepta.org As expected, legislators “virtually” convened on January 10 for the start of what is shaping up to be a fast and flush short session. While some lawmakers made the trek to Olympia, committee hearings are being conducted virtually, and floor action is limited…
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Category: Advocacy , Legislative

January 10, 2022

2022 Focus on Advocacy – January 10 Report

2022 Session Starts under Virtual Protocols Prepared by Marie Sullivan, WSPTA Legislative Consultant, legconsultant@wastatepta.org Get your computers out, turn your light filters on, and update your virtual platform subscriptions. For the second year in a row, the Legislature will begin a formal regular session using protocols that allow only a few legislators to be on…
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Category: Advocacy , Legislative

December 21, 2021

What is an Action Alert?

An action alert is a message that is delivered directly to an advocate’s inbox that provides all of the details necessary to send information directly to your legislator(s). Once an advocate has subscribed to the WSPTA Action Network and setup their account, each time they “take action” on a message they receive the system will…
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Category: Advocacy


April 26, 2021

2021 Focus on Advocacy – April 26 Report

And … that’s a wrap! Prepared by Marie Sullivan, WSPTA Legislative Consultant, legconsultant@wastatepta.org The Legislature is expected to adjourn “sine die” April 25 by midnight. Over the past week, there was a lot of action, including the release of the compromise, agreed-to two-year operating, capital, and transportation budgets. Once released from a conference committee, the…
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Category: Advocacy , Legislative