How our PTA Can Advocate On Public Issues

PTA is a tax exempt IRC 501(c)(3), non-partisan, non-sectarian, and non-commercial organization. The PTA may take positions and advocate on public issues but not on candidates. Taking positions on candidates would jeopardize our tax-exempt status.

The National PTA takes positions and advocates on federal issues, the California State PTA takes positions and advocates on California issues, the Sencond District PTA takes positions on issues affecting San Francisco city and county, and Unit PTAs may take positions on issues that affect their immediate neighborhood. Specific procedures must be followed at each level (National, California, City, and neighborhood) to get approval to for the PTA to take a position and advocate on Public Issues.

These mandatory procedures are covered in detail in the PTA ToolKit.

If your PTA would like to make a recommendation on positions of the larger organization, follow the guidance in the ToolKit.

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