TASB Advocacy Agenda Call for Resolutions

The Association annually calls upon districts to submit new Advocacy Resolutions that will help form TASB’s responses to issues before the Legislature and other governmental entities during the legislative session.

The Advocacy Agenda—the plan of action TASB pursues during the legislative biennium—consists of two parts:

  • Advocacy Priorities: A set of legislative goals arising from TASB’s grassroots process. 
  • Advocacy Resolutions: District-submitted stances guiding TASB’s response to other issues that might arise before the Legislature and other governmental entities.

The TASB Delegate Assembly adopts the Advocacy Agenda each fall. Resolutions require approval by a simple majority of the Delegate Assembly.

The call for resolutions runs from April 1 until June 17, 2019.

Local boards are invited to submit proposals for new resolutions for or to amend current resolutions in the 2018–20 Advocacy Agenda. 

How to submit a resolution

Proposed resolutions are first reviewed by the TASB Resolutions Committee and then by the TASB Board. In September, the Delegate Assembly will adopt approved resolutions.

Late resolutions

Resolution proposals submitted after the June 15 bylaws deadline can be considered only on an emergency basis. Emergencies are defined not by the seriousness of the subject, but whether the proposal is triggered by an event occurring after the deadline for submission.

Each proposed resolution submitted after the deadline must be accompanied by a statement describing the nature of the emergency.

Questions

For more infomation, please contact Dax Gonzalez in TASB Governmental Relations at 800.580.4885.