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Our CommYOUnity voices were loud at the State Capitol on Rally Day, but we can be LOUDER!

 

Background

Every day, lawmakers at the local, state and national level are making important decisions that affect our children’s health, well-being educational opportunities. As parents, it is our job to make sure those policies treat all students fairly and give every child access to learning opportunities that will support their success. In order for this to occur, families must be empowered to be advocates for their own and other children. The Council of PTA’s Advocacy Committee's prime objective is to build a cohesive parent voice that will be at the table to engage in meaningful, two-way communications with our District, State Legislators, and our Congressman on any and all issues that affect our children and the opportunity for families to engage in our schools.

How Can I Help?

  1. Build you PTA membership. The power of our voice is only as strong as the number of members we represent.
  2. Register voters and ecourage them to VOTE. We must equate voting to what is happening in our classrooms.
  3. Attend TX PTA Rally Day every time our state legislature convenes in Austin. We want to send at least one bus load!
  4. Sign up for Under the Dome and respond to calls for legislative action. Legislators need to hear from YOU!
  5. Register on this website to receive updates on local EPISD policy issues.

If you have an issue you would like to see the Advocacy Committee tackle or if you have questions regarding district policies at your school, contact your Advocacy Chair (Christina Fenstermacher - 915.613.9992 - call or text.) We are here to serve you!

Voter Registration

If you are not registered, click here to learn how to register. If you think it's not important to VOTE - THINK AGAIN! We MUSTequate what goes on in the voting booth to what is happening in our classrooms!

Resources

Click Here to read State Board of Education (SBOE) member Georgina Perez's homepage that has great updates on education issues affecting our region occuring now at the Legislature and at SBOE.