2023-24 NECPTA Advocacy Chair: Melinda Cox firstname.lastname@example.org
The Advocacy Chair will spearhead advocacy efforts as well as share pertinent information with the Advocacy Committee and PTA members.
PTA Advocacy History
PTA is the largest child advocacy association in the nation. Advocacy has been an important part of PTA for over 100 years. From the beginning, PTA leaders have been focused on giving our children the highest advantages in physical, mental, social and spiritual education.
More Recent PTA Legislative Issues
T-21, raising the age to purchase tobacco products
Transformation of school funding system
Increased emphasis on school safety
Funding of school-based health clinics
Including school supplies to the annual tax-free holiday
Requirement of site-based decision making committees on all campuses
The restriction of children riding as cargo in the back of pickup trucks
Statewide safety standards for playgrounds
Graduated Driver’s Licenses for teenagers
Reduction in the number of End-of-Course Exams required to graduate
How Can You Advocate?
Advocacy simply means “the act of speaking on the behalf of or in support of another person, place, or thing.
As parents, we advocate for our children all the time. What you do to improve laws, policies and conditions on behalf of children is advocacy; whether in your community or at the district, state and federal levels.