Understand the consequences of underfunded K-12 students
WSPTA Focus Day — WA State PTA’s advocacy event in Olympia
The new Focus Day Rally — Attendee Resources
The Rally on the Steps is an outstanding success—thank you to volunteers, attendees, speakers, legislators, volunteers all - you made Focus Day!
Focus Day in Olympia Jan /Feb, 20?? - WSPTA Info!
Following below is info and records from the 2009 event - many of the resources are still relevant, and updated on WSPTA’s F.D. website.
¨ 2009 FD Overview - Video, Photos & Blog:
Fun 2-Min Recap Video! by S. Orth LU-15.2 - thank you!
What We Learned at Focus Day - a 7 minute recap by M. Loschen - thank you!
¨ 2009 FD - KING 5: News Video
2009 Rally Speaker Clips on YouTube: Volunteer M. Loschen’s video and postings - thank you!
¨ PTA Connie Gerlitz—Bellevue
¨ PTA Deb Nolan—Friday Harbor
¨ PTA April Walker—Puyallup
¨ PTA Lois Schipper—Highline
¨ A fun collection of crowd shots (you may already be a STAR!)
ABOUT WSPTA FOCUS DAY 2009 — ADVOCACY IN OLYMPIA
When: February 26, 2009, 12:00 Noon to 1:00 PM Focus Day Agenda and Event Description
Where: Legislative Capitol Building, Olympia, WA
Byron Shutz & Shelley Kloba, WSPTA Focus Day Co-Chairs 2008-09
List of FD Resources for attending the one-day event (you may get the standard warning message about opening a file — all these files are virus-free).
There are big changes this year to PTA’s annual advocacy event in Olympia — You are invited!
Focus Day is direct civic empowerment, and powerful advocacy. Along with once-in-a-lifetime, game-changing legislative events, this year with our advocacy friends could be the deal maker.
This year we’ll be out in the open up front of the Capitol Dome – a Rally On The Steps!
It is time to be a part of a visible change, and definitely not a time to leave it up to someone else.
This is your time to act with your WSPTA – advocacy in full view. 2009 is different with the coming of a long anticipated say since the Washington Learns 2006 study of our state’s education system. The wait ended with the recent release of the final report by the Basic Education Finance Joint Task Force (Outline of the Report). This is the year we want the media, people of influence and everyone to know where WSPTA stands.
Focus Day conveys our public commitment to build an understanding for the legislative perspective and process, to influence legislator’s position on issues and a rapport to prompt their taking action.
Focus Day is a public event to demonstrate the broad backing and unified coalition supporting a legislative mandate that WSPTA champions. In February from the Capitol steps we’ll all show just how deep and strong our support is for our legislators’ commitment to education. The day is shared with many fellow advocates showing up to collaborate and collectively make a difference, confident in knowing our coming together generates change. Please join us, and contact us with any questions or suggestions you have for Focus Day.
Resources for Planning and Attending Focus Day 2009
(You may get the standard warning message about opening a file, though all these files are virus-free).
Your Legislator Contact Info
(a large file, slow to load but worth it!)
How-to Guides to Attending — What you need to know before you go
Member's Promotional Resources
Promotion Slideshow for Local Units (PowerPoint)
Transportation Info to FD
Funding Washington Schools
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