PTA Advocacy is the oldest and largest advocacy organization in California. Our goal as a district advocacy committee is to be responsible for taking action on local issues originating in our school districts, cities, regions, or counties. By working collaboratively on issues, the PTA can form a powerful force in securing adequate laws and public policy.

The way we achieve our goals are:

  • Promote, build and expand parent and family engagement.
  • Represent, inform and mobilize members and the public to advocate for the education, health, safety and well-being of all children and youth.

Current Advocacy Work:

Yes on O

Yes on O

The Palo Alto Council of PTAs supports Yes On O!  For almost 20 years, our local parcel tax has generated over $15 million in locally-controlled funding to keep our schools strong. This essential local funding is set to expire.

Vote YES on Measure O, a parcel tax renewal measure that has been placed on the November 2020 ballot to ensure our schools continue receiving critical funding.

For more information please visit the website or email


2020 CENSUS For All Families & Community Stakeholders

2020 is an important year for all Californians. It’s the once-per-decade time that every person in America is counted in the U.S. Census. The census asks questions that provide a snapshot of our community, state and the nation. The census affects Federal funding, and much more.  [Learn more!]

You have the power to shape the future for the children of California. If you haven’t yet been counted, please do it right away.  Questions?