Advocacy – Legislative Information

Armchair advocacy has never been easier!

Go to http://wsptagrassroots.blogspot.com and enter your email address in the box on left called “follow by email.”
Next, go to http://capwiz.com/wastatepta/home and scroll to the bottom of the page and click on “Action e-List.”
Enter your information and you’re good to go!
When ACTION is really needed, the state PTA office will email you a pre-written note. You can edit it, or just click it through as is. These emails go directlly to your legislators, or other designees, to tell them exactly what you think.
Washington State PTA
Listed below are various web pages, links and phone numbers that you can use to keep up with the fast pace of the legislative session.
Washington State Legislature website: www1.leg.wa.gov/legislature
You can check the progress of any bill, find a legislator’s contact information or check on hearing schedules.
Washington State PTA Advocacy Page: www.wastatepta.org/advocacy/index.html
Learn about our top 6 legislative priorities, as well as other supported issues, resolutions and our legislative principles.

Washington State Legislative Hotline: 1-800-562-6000

Want to deliver a quick message to your legislators on an impending vote? Call this number and let them know. Legislators’ looks at the number of calls that they get on issues in helping determine how they will vote on the issues before them. Pick up the phone and let them know how you feel. Do it often and encourage others to do the same.

Contact elected officials representing Washington State:

Find your Legislator http://apps.leg.wa.gov/districtfinder/default.aspx
Washington State Legislature: www.leg.wa.gov
Superintendent of Public Instruction – Randy Dorn – website: www.k12.wa.us
Senator Maria Cantwell – website: www.cantwell.senate.gov
Senator Patty Murray – website: www.murray.senate.gov
U.S. Representative Adam Smith, 9th District – website: www.adamsmith.house.gov
Congressman Dave Reichert, 8th District – website: www.house.gov/reichert
Congressman James McDermott, 7th District – website: www.house.gov/mcdermott

37th District Legislators

Senator Adam Kline – website: senatedemocrats.wa.gov/senators/kline
Representative Sharon Tomiko Santos – Position 1 – website: housedemocrats.wa.gov/roster/rep-sharon-tomiko-santos
Representative Eric Pettigrew – Position 2 – website: housedemocrats.wa.gov/roster/rep-eric-pettigrew

11th District Legislators

Senator Bob Hasegawa – website: sdc.wastateleg.org/hasegawa/
Representative Zack Hudgins – Position 1 – website: housedemocrats.wa.gov/roster/rep-zack-hudgins
Representative Steve Bergquist – Position 2 – website: housedemocrats.wa.gov/roster/rep-Steve-Bergquist/

You will be able to e-mail your questions or concerns to our senators and representatives from these sites. Snail mail to their offices is extremely slow as all U. S. Mail is sent to a clearinghouse to check for any contaminants or other dangerous elements. Typically a letter via the U.S. mail takes 3 weeks to get to their offices.

U. S. Senate website: www.senate.gov
U. S. House website: www.house.gov
The White House: www.whitehouse.gov
The White House Policy for Education: www.whitehouse.gov/issues/education

“A world-class education is the single most important factor in determining not just whether our kids can compete for the best jobs but whether America can out-compete countries around the world. America’s business leaders understand that when it comes to education, we need to up our game. That’s why we’re working together to put an outstanding education within reach for every child”

-President Barack Obama, July 18, 2011



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