Legislation Chair Job Description

Unit PTA Legislation Chair Job Description

  • Attend District and State PTA meetings, conferences and workshops. Know District and State PTA counterparts and consult them for advice and assistance.
  • Download California State PTA Sacramento Update, available at www.capta.org.
  • Study the Legislation Platform (see CAPTA Toolkit) adopted by convention delegates in even numbered years. The Platform outlines the scope of PTA legislation activities.
  • Study the Legislation Policies and Procedures (see CAPTA Toolkit) adopted by convention delegates in odd numbered years. The Policies define how the CAPTA legislation program works; unit and member participation is guided by the Policies.
  • Become familiar with PTA Resolutions and Position Statements. California State PTA Position Statements are printed in the CAPTA Toolkit. The Toolkit section 4.5 provides a list of current CAPTA Resolutions. The CAPTA Resolutions Book is available online at www.capta.org. National PTA Position Statements and Resolutions are available online at www.pta.org.
  • Contact District PTA President for further assistance.
  • Establish a method for sharing PTA Legislation Action Alerts with other PTA members.
  • Keep California State PTA counterparts informed about contacts with legislators and responses from legislators.
  • Perform other such duties as may be prescribed or assigned by the District and State PTA.

Encourage members to:

  • Meet with local government officials and know the local policies and ordinances affecting children and youth.
  • Meet with state and federal legislators when they are in their local district office.
  • Participate in CAPTA legislative conference and consider organizing PTA-sponsored visits to Sacramento.
  • Participate in legislation study groups and informal studies of the issues, and attend Candidates Forums
  • Work with other local community organizations to sponsor nonpartisan candidate forums preceding elections. (Election Campaigns and the Role of PTA 4.3, 127; Nonpartisan Policy 1.3.3, 16)

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