Colorado PTA Legislative Committee-http://copta.org/legislative-committee/
Above all else, PTA is an advocacy organization. From the time it was started in 1897 by two mothers concerned about the general societal conditions under which children were growing up, to modern day, PTA has brought about reforms that improve the lives of all children, including the school lunch program, early childhood education, immunizations, child labor laws and many others.
Colorado PTA’s Public Policy Division is charged with:
- Networking of information on state and national legislative issues and PTA’s positions, and making this information available to the local units.
- Advocating on PTA’s positions to our state and federal legislators and to the general public.
- Advising the Public Policy Director about positions to be recommended to the Board of Directors on issues not covered by national or state platforms and resolutions.
- Collaborating with other like-minded organizations for the purpose of advocacy on issues of importance to PTA.
The Colorado PTA Legislative Committee has developed a triage system to prioritize and evaluate relevant legislation to determine PTA’s position based on state and national PTA Resolutions, Position Statements and a touch of common sense!
Colorado PTA Legislative Committee meetings take place the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 6:30-8:30pm at the PTA office, 7859 W. 38th Ave. In January, when the legislature is in session, meeting take place the and then the 2nd AND 4th Tuesday of each month. Regular attendance is required to vote.
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