AWSP's Legislative Efforts
2012-13 Legislative Platform
In addition to providing members with legislative information during the legislative session via a weekly newsletter, Legislative Update, AWSP also helps members identify and connect with their district legislators. AWSP encourages members to talk with lawmakers at the state and federal level. The principal’s perspective can provide powerful insights into the challenges faced by today’s school administrators.
AWSP’s governmental relations efforts and legislative platform are focused through a state-wide, grassroots-patterned legislative committee comprised of an elementary, middle level, and high school level representative from each of Washington’s nine congressional districts. Members of the committee are responsible for learning about legislative issues, establishing lines of communication with all AWSP members and developing the AWSP legislative platform.
Members can help support AWSP’s governmental relations efforts by contributing to its Political Action Committee (PAC). AWSP’s PAC is directed by a 13-member team of principals from around the state. Each year, the PAC creates a legislative platform based on the issues it believes are the most important to schools and principals. Funds from the PAC are used to support candidates or issues that align with the Association’s work and the PAC agenda.
For More Information
To learn more about AWSP’s governmental relations team, or its PAC, contact Jerry Bender, director of governmental relations, at 360.357.7951 or e-mail him at email@example.com.