Announcing the Third Annual Advocacy Postcard Campaign!

The PTA Advocacy Committee has made it easy for you to contact our Oregon state legislators with your constituent input, as they actively work on the budget for the next two years. Let them know how YOU want your tax dollars spent.

Fill out this brief form with your contact info, and we will deliver a packet with blank postcards, content suggestions, and addresses. We can even provide postcard stamps while supplies last!

Since 2022 we have distributed 1,000 postcards to the Abernethy community. That's a lot of personal messages fron our families to the capitol in Salem. Let's keep up that momentum this year! 

Thank you for advocating for ALL public school children in Oregon.

Postcard Request Form

2024 Postcard campaign - instructions.pdf

Mission (2023-2024)

The mission of the Advocacy Committee is to connect the Abernethy community with opportunities to:

Goals (2023-2024)

Resources & Opportunites

Oregon PTA Advocacy Resources

National PTA Advocacy Resources

PPS Office of Government Relations

PPS Legislative Priorities 2023

Bills currently in committee:

Donate to the Portland Public Schools PTA Clothing Closet - “Our goal is to provide 2000 students each with one new pair of jeans and five new pairs of underwear and socks. Every $35.00 that is donated supports one student with these new items.”

Donate to the Fund for PPS Schools - “Become a champion of public education! A gift to The Fund for PPS helps create Inspired, Sustainable Schoolyards, supports Arts Education & Enrichment, helps stabilize families through our Crisis Relief Fund, and much more.”

Contact your Oregon State Legislators

Use the following links to access email addresses, physical mailing addresses, and phone numbers for contacting legislators. Committee members change periodically.

Ideas for writing postcards/emails

Choose/adapt one or more components from each section.




Supporting arguments:


Questions? Email:

We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community. Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sakes and for our own.

- Cesar Chavez, United Farm Workers