06 February 2007

A Political Passion for PTA

The week of February 19 has officially been designated as PTA Advocacy week, which means all of you moms and dads need to strike while the iron’s hot to get your voices heard. So whom should you speak to? Try federal lawmakers who work in area state and district offices, your local school board, county commissioners and other local officials who have your child’s best interests at heart.

The National PTA also offers the following suggestions to get the advocacy ball rolling:
  • Provide contact information to your members for your elected officials at all levels. Encourage members to contact one official during this designated week.
  • Schedule a meeting with your U.S. Congressman or Senator to discuss the National PTA priorities.
  • Invite one of your elected officials to be the guest speaker at your PTA meeting.

For more useful tools, visit http://www.pta.org/advocacy/.

For inspiration, consider these famous quotes:
  • "Do what you can, with what you have, where you are." - Theodore Roosevelt, 26th U.S. President
  • "The great aim of education is not knowledge but action." - Herbert Spencer, English philosopher

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