The California PTA made some horrible miscalculations leading to the November, 2012 elections (see California PTA Sets Back Parent Engagement Efforts In State) and, though they have a long way to go, it appears to me they are making some good moves to rebuild their credibility.
They are also working on taking advantage of parent involvement requirements in the new California school funding law. You can read about what the present chair of the California PTA has to say about that effort at a new post in Ed Source.
So, it appears they are on the road back to relevancy. With luck, they learned the right lessons from their mistakes in 2012.
I hope so, because we need them…..