Advocacy

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.

HCCPTA 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 commentary piece for a news outlet.

Resources

Advocate with PTA (available in Spanish)

Advocacy Strategy Chart

Advocacy Toolkit

Policy Positions

HCCPTA Positions

HCCPTA position statements are official documents adopted by the HCCPTA Board of Directors in line with our mission and research or in response to the positions of either the Virginia PTA or National PTA. Position statements describe the Council's stance on a current situation or concern that affects children and youth in Henrico County and requires local, state, or national action to address.

National PTA Positions

Virginia PTA Positions


Contacting Your Elected Officials

Henrico County School Board and School Districts

School Board

Contact information for Henrico County School Board

Brookland District

Advanced Career Education Center at Hermitage

Dumbarton Elementary

Echo Lake Elementary

Glen Allen Elementary

Glen Allen High

Greenwood Elementary

Hermitage High

Elizabeth Holladay Elementary

Hungary Creek Middle

Charles M. Johnson Elementary

Lakeside Elementary

R.C. Longan Elementary

George H. Moody Middle

Maude Trevvett Elementary

Fairfield District

Jacob L. Adams Elementary

Arthur R. Ashe Jr. Elementary

Brookland Middle

Chamberlayne Elementary

Fairfield Middle

Glen Lea Elementary

Harvie Elementary

Henrico High

Laburnum Elementary

Longdale Elementary

Harold Macon Ratcliffe Elementary

The Academy at Virginia Randolph

Virginia Randolph Education Center

L. Douglas Wilder Middle

Tuckahoe District

Ruby F. Carver Elementary

Crestview Elementary

Douglas S. Freeman High

Gayton Elementary

Mills E. Godwin High

Maybeury Elementary

Pemberton Elementary

Quioccasin Middle

Raymond B. Pinchbeck Elementary

Skipwith Elementary

Tuckahoe Elementary

​​Three Chopt District

Colonial Trail Elementary

Deep Run High

Holman Middle

David A. Kaechele Elementary

Jackson Davis Elementary

Nuckols Farm Elementary

Pocahontas Middle

Ridge Elementary

Rivers Edge Elementary

Shady Grove Elementary

Short Pump Elementary

Short Pump Middle

Springfield Park Elementary

Three Chopt Elementary

Tuckahoe Middle

J.R. Tucker High

Twin Hickory Elementary

Varina District

Advanced Career Education Center at Highland Springs

George F. Baker Elementary

Cashell Donahoe Elementary

Elko Middle

Fair Oaks Elementary

Highland Springs Elementary

Highland Springs High

Mehfoud Elementary

Montrose Elementary

John Rolfe Middle

Sandston Elementary

Seven Pines Elementary

Varina Elementary

Varina High

Ward Elementary

Virginia General Assembly

Virginia Senate

The Hon. Siobhan S. Dunnavant

Member, The Senate

P.O. Box 70849

Henrico, Virginia 23255

(804) 270-5600 District Office

(804) 698-7512 General Assembly Building

email: district12@senate.virginia.gov


The Hon. Jennifer L. McClellan

Member, The Senate

P. O. Box 396

Richmond, VA 23218

(804) 698-7509 District Office

(804) 698-7509 General Assembly Building

email: district09@senate.virginia.gov


Virginia House of Delegates

The Hon. Dawn Adams

Member, The House of Delegates

P.O. Box 25331

Richmond, VA 23260

(804) 698-1068 District Office

(804) 698-1068 General Assembly Building

email: DelDAdams@house.virginia.gov


The Hon. Lamont Bagby

Member, the House of Delegates

P.O. Box 406

Richmond, VA 23218

(804) 698-1074 District Office

email: DelLBagby@house.virginia.gov


The Hon. John McGuire

Member, The House of Delegates

11357 Nuckols Road #156

Glen Allen, VA 23059

(804) 389-8601 District Office

(804) 698-1056 General Assembly Building

email: DelJMcGuire@house.virginia.gov


The Hon. Delores L. McQuinn

Member, The House of Delegates

P.O. Box 406

Richmond, VA 23218

(804) 698-1070 District Office

(804) 698-1070 General Assembly Building

email: DelDMcQuinn@house.virginia.gov


The Hon. Schuyler VanValkenburg

Member, The House of Delegates

Pocahontas Building, Room E422

900 East Main Street

Richmond, VA 23219

(804) 698-1072 District Office

(804) 698-1072 General Assembly Building

email: DelSVanValkenburg@house.virginia.gov


The Hon. Rodney T. Willett

Member, The House of Delegates

P.O. Box 29428

Henrico, Virginia 23242

(804) 698-1073 District Office

(804) 698-1073 General Assembly Building

email: DelRWillett@house.virginia.gov

U.S. Congress

United States Senate

The Hon. Mark R. Warner

Member, United States Senate

475 Russell Senate Office Building

Washington, DC 20510

Phone: 202-224-2023

Email (from this page): http://www.warner.senate.gov/public//index.cfm?p=ContactPage


The Hon. Tim Kaine

Member, United States Senate

B-40C Dirksen Senate Office Building

Washington, D.C. 20510

(202) 224-4024

Email (from this page): http://www.kaine.senate.gov/email


United States House of Representatives

The Hon. A. Donald McEachin

U.S. House of Representatives

314 Cannon House Office Building

Washington, DC 20515

(202) 225-6365

Email (from this page): https://mceachin.house.gov/contact/email

You can also use the U.S. House of Representatives Write Your Representative service


The Hon. Abigail A. Spanberger

U.S. House of Representatives

330 Cannon House Office Building

Washington, DC 20515

(202) 225-2815

Email (from this page): https://spanberger.house.gov/contact

You can also use the U.S. House of Representatives Write Your Representative service

Resources for Families in Need

In conjunction with HCPS Family and Community Engagement, HCCPTA has been building a list of various Henrico-based resources for families in need. These nonprofit organizations and government agencies serve specific needs in the Henrico community and are not affiliated with HCCPTA.

You can help us build an online resource for people needing to locate local services. Please view our current list and then add to it.

View Current List

Add to the List