Gun Violence

January 4, 2024

Attend National PTA’s LegCon Hill Day: March 5-7 in Alexandria, VA

  National PTA’s Legislative Conference and Hill Day (LegCon Hill Day) will take place March 5-7, 2024 in Alexandria, VA. Learn from advocates across the country. Share PTA priorities with your members of Congress! Here’s the link to the National PTA website page with all the relevant information. Here’s the link to the Eventbrite page…
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Category: Advocacy , Leadership , Legislative , Training

November 3, 2023

Share the Public Policy Priorities of National PTA and WSPTA 

By: Susan Baird-Joshi, WSPTA Federal Legislative Chair,   What does PTA have to do with federal legislation? It turns out, quite a bit.  2024 is the second of the two-year legislative cycle for Congress. 2024 is also a big election year. It’s important that we engage in the federal public policy process and vote.  Here…
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Category: Advocacy

March 4, 2022

Call to Action – SB 5078: Prevent and Reduce Gun Violence and Suicide

Dear Washington State PTA Member, Preventing gun violence and suicide is a top-five legislative issue for Washington State PTA. Deaths from suicide and firearms are preventable, and common-sense legislation is part of the answer. We can reduce the risk of mass shootings with appropriate restrictions on the ownership of the most-deadly weapons. Please customize and…
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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