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Rally Day Countdown Checklist

Rally Day is Monday, February 27, 2017 from 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM. Texas PTA wants to get 1,000 PTA members from across the state to attend to show our legislators and governor that we want equitable and adequate school funding NOW, among other things.

November:

Put Rally Day on your school and personal calendar

Watch the Planning for Rally Day webinar at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fsVhzQmSlg

Read through the information at the Texas PTA Rally Day info page http://www.txpta.org/advocacy/rallyday/ .

Appoint a legislative chair to rally the troops for Rally Day

Subscribe to the Austin Council of PTAs Google Group. Go to www.google.com/groups and search for “ACPTA Advocacy.” Or just send Arati an email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and she will sign you up.

“Like” the Texas PTA Facebook page and the Austin Council of PTAs Facebook page, where you will find major updates related to Rally Day.

December:

Get informed! A good starting place is the blog at www.acptaadvocacy.org .

Study the Austin ISD legislative priorities listed at https://www.austinisd.org/legislature .

Subscribe to Under the Dome, which is Texas PTA’s official advocacy newsletter at http://tinyurl.com/underthedome2

Get at least 4 people from your school to commit to attending Rally Day.

RSVP to the Austin Council of PTAs Rally Day event page. Invite your FB friends to join you!


January:

Share the Bus Stop Talking Points at a PTA meeting, available through this link: http://acptaadvocacy.org/archives/129

Start educating others on the issues.

Register for and attend the “Setting Up and Conducting Meetings” webinar on Jan. 10 at 7 PM or January 12 at 10 AM. Sign up will be at: http://www.txpta.org/advocacy/rallyday/

Get at least 4 people from your school to commit to attending Rally Day. The more the merrier!

End of January, email your legislators to set up meetings if desired. Please note that ACPTA is setting up a luncheon for the Austin legislators to meet with ACPTA at the Capitol from 12-1:30 on Rally Day. This will be an opportunity to meet them so you don’t have to set up a separate meeting for that day. But feel free to set up meetings with your legislators or with members of the House or Senate Education committees for a day other than Rally Day. You can find out who represents you at: http://www.fyi.legis.state.tx.us/Home.aspx .

February:

Figure out how your group will get to Rally Day, where you will park, etc. Consider taking a Cap Metro bus, as parking may be a challenge.

Make signs, etc. for Rally Day (optional).

Go to Rally Day on February 27! Tentative Schedule:

  • 8:30 Sign In
  • 9:30 Legislative Caucus/Info Session
  • 11:30 Rally on the Capitol steps
  • 12 PM ACPTA Luncheon (limited capacity; info forthcoming)

 

Questions? Email or text/call Arati Singh any time!

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Cell: 512-586-5702

Note: We are checking with TX PTA to see if there will be Spanish translators at Rally Day.

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