|WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: When the District PTA takes a support position on ballot measures, all PTA units are now permitted to actively support the measure as an organization. If you present information about the measure to your PTA members at a school site, by law the information must be factual in nature, without intent to influence. However, if you present to members off school district property, including through PTA-run listservs, websites, or on the public sidewalk, you may use language that is more persuasive in nature. For guidance on local advocacy, visit http://www.capta.org/sections/advocacy/local-advocacy.cfm.
You can also watch our 411 Wednesday video, Learn about How You can Organize Advocacy Efforts in Your PTA which was presented in November, 2022
Some of our most recent local SUPPORT positions have been on:
Prop F Library Preservation Fund in 2022
Prop G Student Success Fund in 2022
Prop F Business Tax Overhaul in 2020
Prop J, the Quality Teacher and Education Act parcel tax in 2008 and 2020
Prop A, the school bond measure in 2016
Prop E, the sugary beverage tax in 2014 and 2016
Prop C, the Children and Youth Fund measure in 2014
Prop B, the parks bond measure in 2012
Prop A, the school bond measure in 2011
Prop A, the school safety mello roos tax in 2010
The Second District PTA has also been active on legislation that doesn’t go to voters, based on position statements, legislative planks, and resolutions existing at the State PTA level. These topics include school safety, transportation, school lunches, anti-bullying campaigns, parent involvement, and many more.