Election Day is November 8th, and given the state’s budget crisis, your school district may have a referendum on the ballot. Your PTA may also want to ask candidates about their positions on education or other issues affecting children. Illinois PTA has covered the do’s and don’ts of elections for PTAs, and now National PTA has teamed with Nonprofit VOTE to create election guides and other materials to help PTAs navigate the legal ins and outs of nonprofit election laws.
These new resources include a timeline to help your PTA organize itself for its election-related community engagement activities, as well as:
- Permissible Activities Checklist (en Español)
- Candidate Appearances (en Español)
- Hosting a Candidate Forum
- Nonprofits and Ballot Measures (en Español)
- Nonprofits, Voting, and Elections
- Education Questions for Political Candidates
- PTA Election Guide 101 (PowerPoint)
- Voting Information for Illinois (and other states)
- National PTA’s Online Voter Registration Tool
- Candidate Lookup
For over a century, PTA advocates have changed the world for children, from child labor laws, to the juvenile justice system, the school lunch program, and more. Add your voice to those who have raised theirs before. Advocate for local issues with your PTA, join the Illinois PTA Takes Action Network to stay up to date on Illinois issues, and plan to attend Illinois PTA Advocacy Day in Springfield on Tuesday, November 15, 2016.