NYS PTA Advocacy Activities Calendar

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Printable version of NYS PTA Calendar of Advocacy Activities

Anytime

  • 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

September

  • 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
  • REGISTER for Annual Convention, November 8-10, 2019 in Tarrytown
  • Bring advocacy action plan to 1st PTA meeting and appoint an advocacy committee

October

  • 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! October 7th deadline for Annual Convention!
  • Start planning a Local Spring Advocacy/Legislation Event

November

  • JOIN US! Annual Convention November 8-10, 2019 in Tarrytown
  • 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 5, 2019 is Election Day!

December

  • Send your legislators a holiday greeting card and invite them to your holiday concert
  • Contact your local media about an event your PTA is hosting
  • Invite your legislator and two local business people to your PTA meeting

January

  • 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

February

  • JOIN US! Attend the NYS PTA Legislation Summit and Lobby Day in Albany on February 9-10, 2020
  • 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

March

  • JOIN US! Attend National PTA Legislative Conference in Washington —March 10-13, 2020
  • 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

April

  • Submit proposed resolutions to NYS PTA office, deadline April 1, 2020
  • Legislators are usually in their local district most of April., invite them to a PTA activity or meeting
  • Think about attending National PTA Convention in June!

May

  • 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 19, 2020 is School Budget Day!

June

  • JOIN US! Attend National PTA Convention, June 18-22, 2020 in Louisville, KY
  • 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

July/August

  • JOIN US! Attend NYS PTA Summer Leadership Conferences
  • 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