What Is Advocacy?

In the con­text of PTA, advo­ca­cy is sup­port­ing and speak­ing up for chil­dren — in schools, in com­mu­ni­ties, before gov­ern­ment bod­ies, and to oth­er orga­ni­za­tions that make deci­sions affect­ing chil­dren.

Mitchell PTA mem­bers can work with Col­orado PTA and Nation­al PTA to sup­port or oppose actions by pol­i­cy mak­ers at the fed­er­al, state, and local lev­els based on their impact on the health, well-being and edu­ca­tion of our kids.

Here are a few ways PTA mem­bers can influ­ence pol­i­cy:

  1. Sign up for the PTA Takes Action Net­work and respond to action alerts to reach your leg­is­la­tors on impor­tant issues and leg­is­la­tion.
  2. Attend dis­trict school board meet­ings.  Jef­fer­son Coun­ty School board infor­ma­tion and cal­en­dar can be viewed here.
  3. Stay informed about the Col­orado PTA’s advo­ca­cy for leg­isla­tive pri­or­i­ties and learn how to get more involved.
  4. Get involved with the advo­ca­cy work of the Jef­f­coP­TA to share your voice about the issues hap­pen­ing in your com­mu­ni­ty
  5. Write a let­ter to the edi­tor.
  6. Vote!