What is Advocacy?
In the context of PTA, Advocacy is support and speaking up for children – in schools, in communities, and before government bodies and other organizations that make decisions affecting children.
Election Day is Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Below are three ways we wish to encourage nonpartisan voter participation and education.
Local Advocacy – Suburban Cook County
- Be informed. Learn about candidates from a local nonpartisan resource – the League of Women Voters (AH, MP, BG).
- Be prepared. Use the Your Voter Information tool to view your ballot and locate your polling place.
- Please vote. Your city and county need you and because your voice deserves to be heard. Whether by mail, early voting, or on Election Day your vote makes a difference!
- Already registered to vote? Find voting info on Cook County Election Commission website.
- Need to Register? Find same day voter registration info under “Election Day Registration and Voting” section on Cook County Clerk’s Office Register to Vote page.
PTA’s Mission is to Advocate for All Children
Advocacy is the foundation of PTA: to speak up for every child in our schools, in our community, in our state, and in our nation. Advocacy begins at the local level, with parents speaking to teachers or PTAs speaking to principals or school districts. When we advocate at the local level, we can affect the lives of thousands of children. When we advocate at the state and national level, we can affect the lives of millions of children.
Join the Illinois PTA Takes Action Network to be informed on urgent issues that need your voice added to PTA’s one voice (includes both State and National PTA campaigns).