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Printable version of NYS PTA Calendar of Advocacy Activities


  • Connect with your legislators on social media and learn names of staff 
  • If you meet with a legislator, let the NYS PTA office know for possible follow-up
  • Determine key advocacy issues, committees, and budget requirements for your PTA to create action plan
  • Sign up for advocacy communications from NYS PTA and National PTA
  • Plan to attend NYS PTA webinars throughout the school year
  • Contact your local media about an event your PTA is hosting


  • Mail school calendar to your legislators and local officials—attach a personal note
  • Call your legislator and invite them to a PTA event in September or October
  • Ask your principal and teachers to have a monthly joint meeting with PTA leaders
  • Bring advocacy action plan to 1st PTA meeting and appoint an advocacy committee
  • REGISTER for Annual Convention, November 3-5, 2022 at the Desmond!


  • Present Basic Policy, Convention Resolutions and bylaws changes to your unit
  • Start planning a Local Winter or Spring Advocacy/Legislation Event


  • JOIN US! Annual Convention, November 3-5, 2022
  • Update your advocacy action plan after NYS PTA Convention
  • In a joint letter with school officials, ask a legislator to visit
  • Mail or email your legislators all PTA communications, newsletters
  • VOTE! November 8, 2022 is Election Day!


  • Send your legislators a holiday greeting card and invite them to your holiday concert
  • Invite your legislator and two local business people to your PTA meeting
  • Watch for registration and more information for NYS PTA Legislative Summit and region legislative events


  • Mail or email NYS PTA budget analysis to your legislators—write a personal note
  • Give NYS PTA budget analysis to your school district officials
  •  Invite local legislators to a PTA activity (Town Supervisor, Village Mayor)
  • Begin work if planning on submitting a resolution to NYS PTA


  • JOIN US! Stay tuned for details on Legislative Summit and Lobby Day in February!
  • Email the NYS PTA budget testimony to your legislators—write a personal note
  •  Take action at the NYS PTA Action Center on the state budget
  •  Participate in NYS PTA’s Take Action Tuesdays Advocacy Alerts


  • Participate in Local Lobby Days, and meet with your state legislators on budget issues
  •  Send your local media a press release with photos about a PTA event
  •  Invite your legislators at a PTA meeting


  • Submit proposed resolutions to NYS PTA office, deadline April 1, 2023
  • Legislators are usually in their local district most of April., invite them to a PTA activity or meeting
  • Think about attending Virtual National PTA Convention in June!


  • Send legislators any relevant school budget information
  • Attend any regional PTA Spring Conferences or trainings
  • Its Mental Health Month—think about hosting a speaker to talk to PTA members
  • Think about a Get Out The Vote drive for school budget
  • VOTE! Vote for your school budget!


  •  Attend Virtual National PTA Convention!
  • In a joint letter with school officials, invite legislators to graduation
  • Take action on end of session issues – watch for emails from NYS PTA
  • Reserve your spot for NYS PTA Summer Leadership Conference


  • JOIN US! Attend NYS PTA Summer Leadership Conference
  • Start planning for next year’s advocacy
  • Brainstorm new ways to connect with policy makers

For more information, please contact: Kyle McCauley Belokopitsky, Esq. Executive Director or NYS PTA’s Legislation Coordinator