LMS PTSA provides a healthy community for Lincoln students, teachers, and families. But it is also a child advocacy organization and a member of larger PTAs at the school district (PTA Council), state, and national levels. PTA’s advocacy mission is to speak on behalf of all children and youth at all these levels.
One of PTA’s purposes is “to secure adequate laws for the care and protection of children and youth.” PTA promotes and encourages legislative advocacy for the education and welfare of all children and youth.
Role of PTA in Legislation
California State PTA takes positions on issues of concern and legislation based on position statements in the California State PTA Toolkit, California State PTA resolutions, California State PTA Legislation Platform and National PTA positions and resolutions.
See ‘Current Legislative Issues’ below for details of current State PTA-supported legislation.
At a local level, PTA legislative advocacy chairs are responsible for demonstrating leadership on children’s issues. Their role is to educate PTA members, community members and elected officials about PTA’s issues of concern and legislative priorities and goals.
Lincoln’s Legislative Advocacy Team
Lincoln’s PTSA Legislation Chair provides PTSA members with information about PTA positions on current legislation and issues. This position is currently open. If you are interested in the role or in helping on the Legislation Committee, we would love to hear from you!
Please contact PTSA President, Teague Weybright for more information.
No amount of fundraising can have as much impact on our school as a single piece of legislation. We always welcome members interested in joining our Legislative Advocacy Team. Thanks for your support!
Current Legislative Issues
For more information on current legislation affecting our students, see below.
State PTA supports Proposition 15: the California Schools and Local Communities Funding Act. Vote Yes for Prop 15 on state ballot in November 2020!
Calfornia PTA tracks and takes positions on all California bills that will have an effect of California’s children.
For more info, see: https://capta.org/focus-areas/advocacy/