Washington State Legislative Update
The 2022 state legislative session has ended.  View the session summary of bills affecting education here: 2022-04-27 WSPTA Post Session summary slides

LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY: Creating Change with the Power of PTA

Cherry Crest Elementary PTSA 2.3.25 Region 2

Definition of Issues, Principles and Resolutions according to the WSPTA website:

The top five issues become our short-term platform and consist of our priority issues when advocating throughout the year. Other issues are placed on an “also supported” list.

The WSPTA Legislative Principles consist of five overarching categories: budget, revenue, and funding; family and community engagement; public education policies; health and well-being of children and youth; and safe and nurturing environments for children and youth. Long term legislative principles fill the gaps in the short-term issue platform when an emerging issue arises for members to advocate on behalf of children.

Resolutions guide our advocacy work from the local to the state level. They may be amended and updated, or retired, and are usually broader in scope than legislative issues.

Get Involved!

PTA members can submit proposals for issues, principles and resolutions. For information on the submittal process and deadlines visit the WSPTA Take Action page.

Join the PTSA
Together we are a powerful voice for children! Any parent/guardian, teacher, student or community member can join.
How to Get Involved
Subscribe to state PTA Action Alerts: Receive e-mail alerts when your action can directly impact a specific issue.
Read the state PTA blog: Weekly posts about active, high-priority bills and what PTA is doing each week in Olympia.

Washington State Parent Teacher Association (WSPTA) is a non-profit organization that advocates for the well-being and education of all children.


This year, PTA members across Washington State will gather at Bellevue College to decide WSPTA’s Top 5 Legislative Priorities to advocate for at the state level. During the two day assembly, attendees can also attend education sessions focused on current issues and resolutions. Listen, learn, and lend your voice to issues important to your family!  Registration details coming soon…