#TakeActionTuesday, Legislative Summit and Lobby Day


Last year, you and other members sent nearly 10,000 emails to the Governor’s office and your state legislators, plus Facebook posts and Tweets, advocating on topics affecting children.

This year, get ready to send even more messages to Albany in support of all New York’s kids! Check your email every Tuesday in February and March, and get ready to Take Action!

So far this year, you and other PTA members have sent OVER 5,000 messages to Albany on #TakeActionTuesdays!

In case you missed any of these emails, you can still Take Action (even if today isn’t a Tuesday)! Click the links below.

Legislative Summit 2018 logoThe new Legislative Summit and Lobby Day was widely successful!

This past Sunday and Monday, nearly 100 advocates from NYS PTA converged on Albany for a two-day event, featuring discussions on school aid, diplomas for all students, and engaging with speakers, including Commissioner Elia and many legislators.

Monday, NYS PTA members took to the halls in Albany and met with state legislators and staff on priority issues affecting children.

Here are some priority issues:

Click here for a review of our 2017 NYS PTA Lobby Day.

Engaging grassroots members in PTA advocacy campaigns strengthens our chorus!

Although PTA advocacy is a year-round effort, March has been traditionally designated PTA Advocacy Month. In the preceding January, the Executive Office, i.e. the governor, presents the State of the State address and releases the Proposed Executive Budget for the upcoming year. Both houses of the NYS legislature have 8-10 weeks to react to the governor’s proposals. Senate and Assembly members either agree or propose adjusted funding allocations, but are not permitted to change language within the budget. The approved Executive Budget is due to the public on April 1.