Thornton Creek PTA continues to expand in our knowledge on topics of legislative advocacy working towards educational justice of all students, equitable systematic change, environmental justice and student-led campaigns. Below you will find information from a selection of advocacy organizations local to Washington state. As we are made aware of legislative advocacy that aligns with our values and the work of National and/or WA State PTA, we will share specific links and action items through our newsletter and at our General Meetings. If you know of an organization that is not on our list, and you think their work aligns with our values, please contact us at email@example.com
WAshington STATE PTA ADVOCACY
During the Washington State Legislative Sessions, WSPTA sends action alerts and informational broadcasts to WSPTA members who have subscribed to WSPTA's Action Network Group. These action alerts are quick, easy ways to communicate with our legislators on topics they are actively working on.
Sign-up for updates from WSPTA's Action Network Group: https://actionnetwork.org/forms/subscribe-to-wsptas-action-network-group
Seattle Council PTSA ADVOCACY
Seattle Council PTSA represents over 80 PTAs and PTSAs in Seattle Public Schools. Centering the voices of those furthest from educational justice, we support, inform, and advocate for and with school communities all over Seattle.
Newsletter sign-up: https://scptsa.org/new-page-1
ARC OF KING COUNTY
The Arc of Washington State strives to help every individual with an intellectual and/or developmental disability (I/DD) and their family members to have opportunities to provide input to policy-makers in our state.
Join The Arc of Washington State's Advocacy: https://arcwa.org/action-center/
EQUITY IN EDUCATION COALITION
The Equity in Education Coalition believes that no one can advocate better for our kids than our communities and our allies. Therefore, we work with local, regional and state legislatures to ensure that laws, policies, and programs work for kids often trapped in the opportunity and achievement gap.
Newsletter sign-up: https://eec-wa.org/newsletter-signup/
WASHINGTON STATE SCHOOL DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION
WSSDA is committed to increasing equity and access for all students in Washington state. Formed in 1922, WSSDA has grown to include 1,477 locally elected school board directors from across Washington. As a state agency, per chapter 28A.345 RCW, WSSDA supports its members with research-based leadership development resources, policy and legal guidance, and legislative advocacy.
Bill watch list: https://www.wssda.org/strategic-advocacy/legislative-updates/bill-watch-list/
Newsletter / Legislative updates sign-up: https://www.wssda.org/newsroom/join-our-email-lists/
LEAGUE OF EDUCATION VOTERS
League of Education Voters (LEV) was founded in 2001 by Washingtonians to support an education system that provides every student an equal opportunity for success from cradle to career. Working on behalf of students, LEV has successfully led the charge on many of the landmark funding and policy decisions helping improve the education landscape in Washington.
Bill watch list: https://educationvoters.org/resources/bill-tracker/#bills-watching-closely
Email sign-up: https://educationvoters.org/subscribe/