ALABAMA PTA FOCUS DAY POSTCARDS
When: March 3, 2015
Where: Local Units, County Councils and State PTA
Focus Day postcards will be mailed to key decision makers (Governor, Senators, Representatives, Superintendent, etc.). Members can complete the personal message portion of the card and send to AL State PTA office to be mailed on February 27, 2015 to be delivered just in time for the opening day of the Alabama Legislative session. March 3, 2015, PTA members will follow up with a Take Action telephone to their individual legislators.
ALABAMA PTA Legislative DAY 2015
When: Wednesday, March 18, 2015
STAND UP, SPEAK UP AND SHOW UP This year, we are urging members to "Stand up, Speak up, and to Show up" to advance the cause of children and education funding during the Alabama State Legislative Session. Key Advocacy Partners (KAPs), representing local units and councils, have the opportunity to join with state Board members to bring our PTA priorities and messages to key Alabama elected officials. Additionally, it is the catalyst for Virtual Legislative Advocacy Day, immediately following, when thousands of grassroots members mobilize to send prepared letters, electronically, to legislators emphasizing our positions on critical issues.
Bring your family and neighbors to show your support of our legislative platform with a focus on our number one priority: Properly Funding Education in Alabama. Bring banners and signs for the noon rally on the Capitol steps. Hear what state legislative leaders have to say about our issues and how they plan to properly fund education in Alabama. Let's bring our voices together for the children of our state on Wednesday, March 18, 2015.
ALABAMA PTA VIRTUAL LOBBY DAY
Led by Legislative Chair Andrea Price, a team of committee members will work to develop a series of facebook, twitter, email and possibly video messages to advance the cause of advocacy from comments and advice given by outside lecturers to our members. These short messages and videos clips will be a bi partisan call to action and asks our members, partners and supporter to join with us to send clear message to our legislators our position on support of family engagement/parent involvement in education, fully funding our education system, support the college and career readiness imitative, and issues regarding the important of providing quality education for our children. We will urge members to take action by sharing these messages with their friends and colleagues.