Advocacy Tip #1

Do you know who your legislators are? Who represents you in the Florida Legislature and United States Congress?

Click on the link below to find your state senator, state representative, and member of the United States House of Representatives.

2023 Legislative Session Dates

March 7, 2023 Regular Session convenes

May 5, 2023 60th day—last day of Regular Session

CLICK HERE for Your Elected Officials

Current Session Updates

See calendar for interim committee (Click Here) We will send Legislative updates as needed.

National PTA & BCPS Resources

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National PTA Take Action

National PTA Positions

Broward County Public Schools

Broward County Public Schools Legislative Page

School Board Meeting Times & Agendas

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PTA conducts its work in support of every child, through advocacy

PTA has a long history of advocacy. At our inception we fought successfully for child labor laws that would keep children in school and now continue to actively speak up for children and public education, before school boards, state legislatures and the United States Congress.

PTA represents the grassroots. Our members advocacy efforts are the most powerful voices that can speak up on behalf of children. We speak for those who have no voice or representation.

Advocacy on behalf of children should be an integral part of every PTA. PTA provides a myriad of resources to help local units be effective advocates.

PTA advocates through action

We encourage all local unit PTA/PTSAs to keep a close eye on the legislature and take action on the issues, when PTA sends out information and action alerts. Public policy is often developed without benefit of input from the public education community. Legislators and policy makers frequently have little or no knowledge of public education. PTA is a powerful voice for children and we need to make ourselves heard by the policy makers.

BCCPTA/PTSA meets with members of the Broward County Delegation throughout the year. We encourage local units to also meet with legislators while they are home in their districts.

For more information contact:

Latha Krishnaiyer-Legislative Chair


The Florida PTA Legislative Conference will be held January 30th - Feb 1st in Tallahassee and virtually. This is a great opportunity to learn about PTA's role in advocating for all children. The conference promises to be informative and entertaining; you will add your voice to many others who make sure your children get the best of what they deserve.

Find out more information and how to register here.

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