Its legislative mission is to speak on behalf of all children and youth at the local, state and federal levels. One of the Purposes of PTA is “to secure adequate laws for the care and protection of children and youth.” PTA promotes and encourages legislative advocacy for the education and welfare of all children and youth.
As local officers of the largest grassroots child advocacy organization in the state, PTA legislative advocacy chairmen are responsible for demonstrating leadership on children’s issues at the local level by educating PTA members, community members and elected officials about PTA’s issues of concern and legislative priorities and goals. No amount of fundraising can have as much impact as a single piece of legislation.
The positions we take. The California State PTA takes positions on issues/legislation based on position statements in the California State PTA Toolkit, California State PTA convention resolutions, California State PTA Legislation Platform and National PTA positions and convention resolutions. The unit, council or district legislative chairman provides PTA members with information about PTA positions on current legislation and issues.
Member directory, legislative calendar, committees, caucuses, and the full text of bills and upcoming legislation.
Official site for the California State Senate. Full text of bills is online and searchable. Also lots of legislative information: committees, assignments, schedules.
The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, has fought since 1920 to improve our systems of government and impact public policies through citizen education and advocacy. The League's enduring vitality and resonance comes from its unique decentralized structure. The League is a grassroots organization, working at the national, state and local levels.