PTA is a national organization that was born with a spirit for advocacy. It was founded in Washington DC on February 17, 1879 at a meeting of over 2000 parents, teachers, workers, and legislators as the National Congress of Mothers by Alice McLellan Birney and Phoebe Apperson Hearst. Still today, the “overall purpose of PTA is to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children”, as it reads on its web page.  Make your voice heard!


Here are some ways for you to become involved:

      • Watch or attend Cobb County Board of Education meetings
      • Sign up for  E-Blasts at Dodgen Middle School PTSA
      • Know who your elected officials are at the local, state and federal levels
      • Utilize National PTA’s Advocacy page for information on relevant issues
      • Contact the Legislation and Advocacy Committee at Dodgen to join the committee!  

Voting Resources

Want to confirm your voting precinct location? 
Go here and click on "where do you vote?"
You may also see sample ballots personalized to your location through this website.
Want information about the candidates ahead of time?
Click here to enter your address and find a list of candidates as well as their answers to position questions before heading to cast your vote.

You can register to vote here or in person at a Cobb County Library (http://www.cobbcat.org/libraries/). If you moved over the summer, please update your address at least 30 days before the November general election. Voters can do that online.




Legislation & Advocacy: www.georgiapta.org/leadership-legislation.html

Leadership Resources: georgiapta.org/leadership-resources.html

Capitol Watch Overview: ciclt.net/sn/new/n_main.aspx?ClientCode=gapta

News for Local Leaders: georgiapta.org/leadership-news.html




Note: In order to maintain a nonprofit status under federal rules, Georgia PTA (and all local units under its umbrella) is nonpartisan and works to direct its efforts at members of both political parties in order to enact change. When PTA officers or lobbyists participate in legislative activities that educate lawmakers about officially adopted PTA positions, or support a particular piece of legislation that is in agreement with the PTA Legislative Program, it is done on a strictly nonpartisan basis.