Advocacy is an activity by an individual or group that aims to influence decisions within political, economic, and social institutions. Advocacy includes activities and publications to influence public policy, laws and budgets by using facts, their relationships, the media, and messaging to educate government officials and the public.

Advocacy can include many activities that a person or organization undertakes including media campaigns, public speaking, commissioning and publishing research.

Take Action: In keeping up with advocacy action items and what’s happening now, please click on this link to reach out to your representative. You can also sign up for alerts so you will always be in the know.

Please view the Advocacy page National PTA has put together containing multiple links for your interest and includes Federal Legislation and more.

Please take a look at these official documents which outline the opinion, will, or intent of the National PTA to address national problems, situations or concerns that affect children and youth.

National PTA has put together a great Advocacy Toolkit with resources to help train and educate our members on how to advocate and more.

NJPTA Advocacy Moment videos:

Family Engagement:

Kids, Guns, & Safety:

Special Education:


National PTA and Families Applaud House FY2020 Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Appropriations Bill Click here to read more.