Welcome to the Advocacy
Quick Reference Guide

National PTA is the oldest and largest volunteer child advocacy association in the Unites States. This guide shares tips and best practices to be an effective advocate for every child – by educating communities and advocating on all levels of government the PTA way.

Advocacy Legacy

Your shortcut to knowing PTA’s history of leadership and expressing the consistent, compelling and credible message that PTA delivers. Show at meetings, PTA events and more!

Advocate With PTA

Learn more about supporting PTA priorities, PTA’s history of successful activism, and how you can work with policymakers at the federal, state and local levels.


Election education and lobbying is an important part of PTA. This guide outlines ways to successfully carry out election and lobbying activities.


A useful mini-lesson on how a bill becomes a law, this flowchart illustrates the legislative process.


Tips on letting Congress know you are part of an advocacy association, and that PTA members are an invaluable resource when it comes to the well-being of children.

Public Policy

Find out more about National PTA’s history and tradition, and how to align your unit to the PTA’s mission and priorities and increase our strength and voice.

Common Core

A toolkit, including state-specific resources, designed to assist you in understanding and communicating about Common Core State Standards.


How to make a difference: stand united and informed. These resources make it easy to stay on message when you are working to make changes that will benefit children.