Thursday, September 20, 2012

Speak Up! and Vote!

We have some exciting Legislative things upcoming in our IVE community. There are some very easy things you can do to SPEAK UP for your kids and be involved in the creation of a great learning environment for them. We are really lucky to live in a community that values education and we have wonderful teachers and principals. Affecting legislation that supports these things are vital to the community as a whole.

How can you help build this environment? 

Number one: Inform yourself! You can do this by coming to the October 12th Candidate's forum at IVE in the Multipurpose room from 7pm to 9pm. Legislative District 5 Candidates and a Candidate for the US Congress will be present.

Number two: Vote! If you are not registered to vote yet, you can follow this link: 

Number three: Fill out the WA State PTA Legislative Survey. This Survey will help PTA decide on which issues should be the focus in this legislative session. Follow this link:

 The 18 issues will be worked down to 5 Key issues with your help. PTA puts the most resources toward to pass. PTA does not write legislation, they lobby for legislation in line with PTA platforms. That "platform" is guidelines PTA has for supporting legislation. If its not on the "platform" PTA probably won't support it. PTA gains this platform with your input. On Oct. 19th and 20th three delegates will attend the WA State PTA Legislative Forum and represent IVE PTA.

Number four: Tell your Legislative Chair what you think. Attend the October 16th General PTA meeting and learn about the 18 issues. You will meet your delegates, and help choose which five issues are most important to the IVE PTA family.