The PTA communications leader helps PTA members and the general public understand that PTA:
• Positively impacts the lives of all children and families; and
• Is a relevant, inclusive, influential volunteer-powered association working for the well-being of children and youth.
PTA is a child advocacy association. Its legislative mission is to speak on behalf of all children and youth at the local, state and federal levels. One of the Purposes of PTA is “to secure adequate laws for the care and protection of children and youth.” PTA promotes and encourages legislative advocacy for the education and welfare of all children and youth.
Role of PTA in Legislation
As local officers of the largest grassroots child advocacy organization in the state, PTA legislative advocacy chairs are responsible for demonstrating leadership on children’s issues at the local level by educating PTA members, community members and elected officials about PTA's issues of concern and legislative priorities and goals.
The unit, council or district legislative chair provides PTA
members with information about PTA positions on current legislation and issues.