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PTA Leaders and Advocates from Across the Country to Take Action this Week for the Health and Safety of Every Child

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Heidi May Wilson, Senior Manager, Media Relations


Hundreds of PTA leaders and advocates from across the country will come together virtually March 7-8 for National PTA’s 2023 Legislative Conference. During the conference, attendees will explore National PTA’s public policy priorities for the 118th Congress and take action on issues that affect the health and safety of every child by meeting virtually with their members of Congress. They will also hear from speakers and participate in workshops to expand their knowledge of federal law, grow their advocacy skills and learn how to shape public policy on Capitol Hill and at home.

The conference will also feature an awards ceremony, during which National PTA will recognize Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) and Representative Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR-01) with its 2023 Congressional Voice for Children Award and honor the recipients of its 2023 Outstanding Advocacy Awards.


  • Dr. Miguel Cardona—U.S. Secretary of Education (speaker)
  • Thomas Vilsack—U.S. Secretary of Agriculture (speaker)
  • Lisa Murkowski—U.S. Senator (R-AK) (speaker)
  • Dave Cullen—Journalist and New York Times Best-Selling Author (speaker)
  • Dr. Aaliyah Samuel—CEO of the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (panelist)
  • Dr. Tim Shriver—Co-Founder and Board Chair for the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (panelist)
  • Aaron Dworkin—CEO of the National Summer Learning Association (panelist)
  • National PTA Leadership


Opening Session, Secretary Cardona, Secretary Vilsack, Senator Murkowski and Dave Cullen Remarks
Tuesday, March 7 – 12 to 1 p.m. EST

Workshop Blocks 1 and 2
Tuesday, March 7 – 1:15 to 3:15 p.m. EST

Advocacy Awards Ceremony
Tuesday, March 7 – 3:15 to 4 p.m. EST

Workshop Blocks 3 and 4
Tuesday, March 7 – 4:15 to 6 p.m. EST


RSVP for a link to the conference by contacting Heidi May Wilson of National PTA at or (703) 518-1242.

About National PTA

National PTA® comprises millions of families, students, teachers, administrators, and business and community leaders devoted to the educational success of children and the promotion of family engagement in schools. PTA is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit association that prides itself on being a powerful voice for all children, a relevant resource for families and communities, and a strong advocate for public education. Membership in PTA is open to anyone who wants to be involved and make a difference for the education, health, and welfare of children and youth. For more information, visit