Advocacy Toolkit

Get step-by-step instructions for how to be heard by policy makers and the media.

As the largest volunteer child advocacy organization in the nation, National PTA is the conscience of the country for children and youth issues. Through advocacy, as well as family and community education, National PTA has established programs and called for legislation that improves our children’s lives, such as:


  • Creation of Kindergarten classes
  • Child labor laws
  • Public health service
  • Hot and healthy lunch programs
  • Juvenile justice system
  • Mandatory immunization
  • Arts in Education
  • School Safety

PTA Takes Action Network

Sign up for the PTA Takes Action Network to stay up to date on all of the advocacy efforts of PTA members. 

Public Policy Agenda

Each year National PTA publishes a public policy agenda that outlines policy priorities and recommendations for Congress. From universal kindergarten to a juvenile justice system—National PTA® advocates have been at the heart of our nation’s greatest advances for youth.

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