Legislative Advocacy

PTA and Elections - CAPTA Oct 2020.pdf

November 2022 Ballot Measures

The California State PTA and the San Ramon Valley Council of PTAs will take positions on current ballot measures

About the Legislative Advocacy Committee

Who We Are

We are the legislative advocacy committee of the San Ramon Valley Council of PTAs. The committee consists of representatives from elementary, middle and high school PTAs in the San Ramon Valley Council area, Council board members, the SRVUSD Superintendent, a teacher representative and a school board representative. A core committee consists of approximately 10 members of the whole legislative committee. The core committee receives, analyzes, and disseminates information from our federal and state legislature, and advises the legislative representative from each school on PTA positions taken. The legislative representative then informs their PTA and parent population.

Our Process

  • Lead letter-writing campaigns to federal, state and local policy makers

  • Meet with legislative decision-makers in business and in government offices

  • Coordinate with other PTA councils on legislative action

  • Include media and business community in legislative issues that affect our schools

  • Sponsor informational seminars with persons such as CA State PTA lobbyists to help us become more effective advocates

Our Strategy

  • Inform parent population and community as to how school financing operates and how current legislative proposals affect the schools within the San Ramon Valley Council

  • Monitor and distribute information regarding legislation which affects our schools

  • Provide parent population and community with accurate information and action strategy as it pertains to key issues

  • Write letters to legislature regarding our position on key issues

  • Meet with our legislators to discuss legislative issues affecting children, including annual legislative trips to Sacramento

How You Can Help

  • Recognize the importance of legislative issues

  • Stay informed on legislative updates

  • Work to inform your friends and neighbors

  • Volunteer to become legislative committee members through your school PTA board

  • Participate and assist in letter writing campaigns to legislators on key issues

  • Write to local media on issues affecting our schools

Advocating is easy with the CA State PTA Social Media Advocacy Chart. Tweet, post and share any items in the green column. Think twice before sharing items in the yellow section, and do not share items in the red column from a PTA account..