The Iowa PTA conducts a variety of legislative activities throughout the year. The purpose of these activities is to gather information, to relay legislative information to PTA members and advocates, and to provide opportunities for PTA members and advocates to contact their legislators on a regular basis.
Each legislative session, Iowa PTA encourages PTA members across the state to go to the State Capitol to visit with their legislators. If you notify the Iowa PTA office of the date(s) you plan to visit, someone from the state PTA board will meet you at the capitol to help you through the process. It is a great time to talk one-on-one with your legislators about children's issues and to let them know what is happening in your district.
The Letter-Writing Campaign is designed to encourage members to write and/or contact their legislators on a regular basis. PTA leaders and other advocates are notified of the issues via the Legislative Network (see below) and encouraged to share the message with legislators.
School Needs Survey
To better advocate on behalf of schools across the state, the Iowa PTA periodically conducts a survey. The information is compiled and a Report is written. A copy of the Report is then mailed to all of Iowa Legislators, Congressmen, the Governor, and Lt. Governor.
For more information about the School Needs Survey, select one of the following:
The Iowa PTA Legislative Committee sends out legislative updates to individuals currently registered on the Iowa PTA Legislative Network. These updates are of both legislative and informational value and provide information about issues currently being addressed at both the state and federal level.