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Printable version of NYS PTA Calendar of Advocacy Activities


  • Connect with your legislators on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn
  • Learn names of staff in legislative offices
  • If you meet with a legislator, let NYS PTA office know for possible follow-up


  • Mail school calendar to your legislators and local officials—attach a personal note
  • Call your legislator and invite them to your Virtual meeting or virtual event in September or October
  • Ask your principal and teachers to have a monthly joint virtual meeting with PTA leaders
  • Appoint an advocacy committee at a meeting in the Fall


  • Sign up for advocacy communications from NYS PTA and National PTA
  • Present Basic Policy, Convention Resolutions and bylaws changes to your unit
  • DON’T FORGET! Annual Business Meeting Registration will open in early October!
  • Start planning a Local Spring Advocacy/Legislation Event


  • JOIN US for our 1st ever Virtual NYS Annual Business Meeting! Planned for November 13-15, 2020
  • 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 3, 2020 is Election Day!


  • Send your legislators a holiday greeting card
  • Contact your local media about something your PTA is doing
  • Invite your legislator and two local business people to your PTA meeting


  • 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
  • Begin work if planning on submitting a resolution to NYS PTA


  • JOIN US! Attend the NYS PTA Legislation Summit and Lobby Day in Albany on February 7-8 2021
  • 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


  • JOIN US! Attend National PTA Legislative Conference in Washington— March 9 – 12, 2021
  • 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


  • Submit proposed resolutions to NYS PTA office, deadline April 1, 2021
  • Legislators are usually in their local district most of April., invite them to a PTA activity
  • Think about attending National PTA Convention in June!


  • Send legislators any relevant school budget information
  • Attend any regional PTA conferences
  • Think about a Get Out The Vote drive for school budget
  • VOTE! May 18, 2021 is School Budget Day!


  • JOIN US! Attend National PTA Convention, June 24 – 27, 2021 in Grapevine, TX
  • 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 maker

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