What is Advocacy?

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. 

HCC PTA is committed to assisting in your advocacy efforts—there is power in united voices.  Examples of advocacy:  

  • Discuss a topic of importance to your school with leaders 

  • Host an educational event at your school on an issue

  • Attend a school board meeting

  • Work to implement strong family engagement policies 

  • Write a letter to the editor

Advocate with PTA (available in Esp)

Advocacy Strategy Chart

Advocacy Toolkit

PTA for your child GIF

2020-2021 Legislative Priorities

The VA PTA legislative priorities have not changed from previous years. Therefore, there are not proposed legislative policies (PLPs) requiring additional membership approval in the Fall 2020.

Legislative Priorities