WHAT IS ADVOCACY?
In the context of PTA, Advocacy is support and speaking up for children – in schools, in communities, and before government bodies and other organizations that make decisions affecting children. Those who choose to lobby, to take their case directly to their elected representatives, represent one very important form of advocacy called “grassroots advocacy.” It is your right to lobby. Some would say it is your responsibility. Why? BECAUSE YOU WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
Our Legislative Priorities:
Join us at Florida PTA Legislative Conference!
Florida PTA’s Annual Legislative Conference, also known as “LegCon”, is designed to educate you about important pending state legislation and policy initiatives as well as provide you with direction on Florida PTA’s legislative strategy. Our advocacy efforts are based on our legislative priorities as well as National and Florida PTA Resolution/Position Statements and extend beyond the legislature to the Governor’s office and the Department of Education.
LegCon will include informative guest presenters, talking points for your meetings, and networking opportunities. We are all virtual this year.
This year’s Conference will be an online event beginning on Sunday, March 21st (virtual doors open at 6 PM). On Monday, March 22nd, virtual doors will open at 7:30 AM, with sessions through the day. We encourage you to schedule your meetings with your legislators Monday afternoon and Tuesday via Zoom or in person as your district permits.
Who should attend?
Parents and other caregivers, teachers, students, Council and local unit PTA leaders, and other child advocacy allies and community members who are concerned about the education, health, safety, and well-being of all children.
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to connect with PTA members and child advocates statewide!
Registration for students: $0 (enter access code STUDENTLEG21)