Call for Resolutions for the Michigan PTA 98th Annual Convention
Submission Deadline: January 15, 2016
Submit to the Michigan PTA State Office to the attention of the Resolutions Committee.
Why Write a Resolution?
by Sue Bellows, Michigan PTA Past President
One might very well ask, “What is so important about Resolutions?” Resolutions give our PTA a voice. “A voice for what?” Resolutions include everything from Safe Routes to Schools, to Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse, to Firearm Locks. Both the Michigan PTA and National PTA have Resolution Books, which hold all of the Resolutions that have been adopted, rescinded, reinforced, accomplished or retired. In every case, once our governing body, which is the State or National Convention, adopts a Resolution, your Michigan PTA or National PTA can then speak with legislators, intelligently, about those issues.
It is vital that our local units and councils feel the importance of their input. If there is an issue in an area of our state that is causing a concern, odds are that it may be a concern elsewhere. When the scope of an issue is of statewide concern (meaning that it is something that is not just of a concern in one area), local units and councils should do the research on data that supports a stand on that issue, and then use the very easy Writing A Resolution guide available from Michigan PTA to submit their Resolution.
The most important thing to remember is that our local units and councils are a valuable part of the Michigan PTA’s ability to advocate on behalf our members. They help us to identify and act on issues that impact our children’s health, education and welfare.
Your voice is our voice…”everychild.onevoice”.