A note from our Advocacy Chair:
Greetings Northside PTAs,
We’re gearing up for the new school year and working hard to bring innovative and fun changes to the way we all are involved in PTA. As most of you know, PTA is the oldest and largest volunteer child advocacy association in the United States. In the context of PTA, advocacy is the act of supporting and speaking up for children in schools and communities, as well as before government bodies and other organizations that make decisions affecting our children.
PTA has a long and successful history of influencing federal policy to promote the education, health, and well-being of all children. The influence of PTA has resulted in kindergarten classes, child labor laws, school lunch programs, a juvenile justice system, and strengthened parent-teacher relationships.
This year we will be bringing advocacy to the forefront and providing opportunities for all of you to get involved. Look out for our monthly advocacy topics, as well as current issues happening with our children’s education.
I look forward to working with each and every one of you in the future!
3rd Vice President of Programs
What is Advocacy?
In the context of PTA, Advocacy is supporting and speaking up for children–in schools, in communities, and before government bodies and other organizations that make decisions affecting children.
How to be in the know and get involved?
Take Action : Go to https://www.txpta.org/take-action
- Find & Write Your Officials
Find your officials by going to the Texas PTA Advocacy page and enter your zip code under “Find Politicians”
- Sign Up for Alerts & Find Out What’s Happening
Go to the Texas PTA Advocacy page and sign up for alerts or enter key words under “Find Legislation” to follow up on legislation.
- Register to Vote