I had planned, nay, attempted to make my way down to SeaTac for tonight's voting on resolutions set forth at the Washington State PTA Convention.
But it is Friday, after 3 pm. and raining. I tried to take city streets down as far as possible to try to avoid I-5. But they were terrible (and some kind of incident happened around UW because 3 ambulances had to crawl by). I gave up.
But it struck me, as I drove back home, why have voting on Friday night? It's the end of a work week and Friday is notorious for bad traffic. Why wouldn't you have voting on Saturday morning or afternoon? You'd have given people from around the state who needed Friday to even get there, the time to arrive and get a night's rest.
Or why not allow units to vote electronically. It could have been done, with nearly all the units and you'd have the best gauge of what REALLY matters to people.
I get there's a lot to stack in at a convention. But the resolutions are the PTA's public face to the world about what is important to parents in this time and place.
I have to wonder why the voting is at the most difficult time for most people to get there.