The National PTA and the Washington State PTA each actively lobby on issues affecting education at the federal and state levels respectively. IMS has students in the 5th and 41st Legislative Districts (state) and the 8th and 9th Congressional Districts (federal). See the list at the bottom of the page of our elected officials and their websites.

The Issaquah Middle PTSA Advocacy Representative, Erin Eaton, is responsible for:

  • Keeping the IMS community updated on current legislative issues that affect our school, district, state, and sometimes nation.
  • Getting people directly involved in advocating for education, such as writing letters to our legislators and attending PTA Focus Day.
  • Attending the State PTA Legislative Assembly in October where PTA advocates from around the state gather to debate and decide which issues the State PTA will focus its lobbying efforts on during the State Legislative session.  

If you have questions or ideas about advocacy, contact the Advocacy Representative at advocacy@issaquahmiddleptsa.org.

Links of interest:

WA State PTA Advocacy

National PTA Advocacy

Register to Vote

Get Connected with Elected Officials:  Get connected with your elected officials in Olympia. The State PTA Action Center allows you to communicate your views to lawmakers via targeted e-mail, letter, fax, and more. To contact the WA State Legislature directly, dial its Hotline at 1-800-562-6000. 

Elected State Officials

Governor Jay Inslee, Washington State

Senator Mark Mullet, 5th Legislative District

Representative Bill Ramos, Position 1, 5th Legislative District

Representative Lisa Callan, Position 2, 5th Legislative District

Senator Lisa Wellman, 41st Legislative District

Representative Tana Senn, Position 1, 41st Legislative District

Representative My-Linh Thai, Position 2, 41st Legislative District

Elected Federal Officials

U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell

U.S. Senator Patty Murray

U.S. Representative Kim Schrier, 8th Congressional District

U.S. Representative Adam Smith, 9th Congressional District

Washington State PTA Contacts

Washington State PTA, http://www.wastatepta.org/advocacy/index.html

Shelley Kloba, Legislative Director, ptalegdir@wastatepta.org

Ramona Hattendorf, Government Relations, rhattendort@wastatepta.org

Bill Williams, Executive Director, bwilliams@wastatepta.org