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)