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Make Your Vote Count Eastlake!

Remember: Washington State ballots will be in every registered voter’s mailbox between October 16 – October 19 and voting begins October 16 – November 3.  

•  You can check or update your registration information here: My Voting Information  

•  Not registered? You can register to vote online here: https://olvr.votewa.gov/  

•  Please vote early, and take your ballot to an official ballot box: Washington Ballot Box locations

 

Legislative Platform

The Washington State PTA legislative platform is a two-year platform to mirror the Washington state legislative cycle. On the even-numbered years, the new platform is voted on by members at the legislative assembly in the fall. 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. During the odd-numbered years, members vote to amend current issues or to add new, emerging issues to the also supported list.

Top 5 Legislative Priorities for 2019-2020

Social Emotional Learning

School Construction and Simple Majority for Bonds

Prevent Gun Violence

Strategies to Address the Teacher Shortage

Strategic K-12 Investments to Close Gaps

 

2019-2020 WSPTA Supported Issues

Best Practices for School Meals – Lunch

Best Practices for School Recess

Engaging Families in Student Success

Equitable Identification of Highly Capable Students

Fund Paraeducator Training

Increase Access to High-Quality Preschool

Raise the Age of Tobacco and Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems to 21

Safe School Plans and Emergency Preparedness

 

For more information, email the WSPTA Advocacy Director.

 

To learn more about these issues as well as the other supported issues of the WSPTA please visit the advocacy page of the Washington State PTA website.

How Do I Contact My Legislator?

Find your legislators and their contact information on the Washington State Legislature's "District Finder" web page. Just enter your address information and the page will list your district legislators and congressional representatives with their contact information.
 

Ways to be Involved

  • Become a member of your school PTSA/PTA
  • Visit the Washington State PTA’s Take Action Page
  • Sign up for the Action Network to receive action alerts to quickly and easily communicate with our legislators on topics they are actively working on. 
  • See what these Seattle Middle School students have done to get involved, they have created DCBullyBusters - to ask legislators to pledge to end bullying in politics.
 
 

 

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