Advocate for schools with help from PTA

Advocate for state education funding and other issues important to students!

If you can’t make it to Olympia, there are lots of other ways to get involved.

  • Reply to a VOTER VOICE Action Alert. Sign up at
  • Use the Legislative Hotline to leave our school’s representatives a message:  1-800-562-6000.
  • Pick up a WSPTA postcard in the main office starting Monday, Jan. 22, and fill in your message to our elected officials (return to main office). Or, print one out here and either mail or return to either Venessa or to school.  
  • Send a personalized email to legislators (look up yours here) telling them your story and why you care about PTA priorities.
  • Come to the Thurgood Marshall PTA General Meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 30, to join newly elected Seattle School Board Director Zachary DeWolf in conversation. The PTA and the YMCA are partnering to provide FREE care, including dinner and a movie, for school-age children who RSVP. Info is here.


Earlier in this year’s session, the Washington State PTA held Advocacy Week in Olympia. Things will kick off kicked off on Jan. 29 with “Focus Day,” when TM PTA Legislative Chair Venessa Goldberg and other TM parents met with the State Legislators who represent the 37th District (where our school is located). They are Sen. Rebecca Saldaña, and Reps Sharon Tomiko Santos and Eric Pettigrew. Other Legislators you could have met included Sen. Jamie Pedersen, a TM parent representing the 43rd District. (You can verify who represents you.)

In October, Venessa helped build and vote on the platform of issues that the WSPTA uses to advocate for public education. Now it’s your turn!


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