What is Advocacy?
Advocacy is arguing in favor of something, such as a cause, idea, or policy. One can engage in advocacy by meeting with a legislator on an important issue, writing an editorial for a newspaper, raising awareness for a cause at a PTA or community event, or even promoting an issue while having dinner with friends.
Advocacy occurs when an individual engages in dialogue about an issue they care about. It can occur in many forms by speaking out, letter writing, protesting and voting.
PTA's Nonsectarian Policy
PTA welcomes into membership people representing a diversity of cultures, ethnic backgrounds, and political and religious beliefs. The Purposes of the PTA acknowledge the importance of a spiritual life in the development of children and youth. As an association, PTA has the right to offer inspirational messages to open or close its meetings, but such messages by PTA leaders or invited religious leaders should be inspirational rather than sectarian, recognizing that in this pluralistic nation not all members share the same beliefs. Poetry, quotations from great men and women, uplifting anecdotes, and moments of quiet meditation can be used.