Wednesday, January 22, 2020 from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM PST
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California Endowment
1414 K Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Adelante Meeting Room

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Danielle Metzger

Child Care & End Child Poverty in CA Advocacy Day
January 22, 2020


California Endowment 
Adelante Meeting Room

1414 K Street, #500
Sacramento, CA 95814

California State Capitol
West Steps for 10:00am Press Conference and 
Legislative Meetings

We invite you to partner with those noted above for a Child Care & End Child Poverty in CA
Advocacy Day!

On January 22, 2020, over 50 organizations will be coming together at the State Capitol to lift up the issues impacting child care and ending child poverty in California, during the “Child Care and End Child Poverty in CA Advocacy Day”.  This is a day that we will link arms, in a shared voice to put focus on the needs of California’s poorest families and children; needs that when addressed lift families out of poverty. The messages of the day will be to show our appreciation to legislators for the funding and supports secured in 2019, but also to provide the data of the existing and growing unmet need that still exists.  This year’s event will be bigger than ever before! 

There will be a press conference at 10:00am under a tent on the West Steps of the State Capitol.  This will be an opportunity to hear from legislators representing the Legislative Women’s Caucus and leadership from both the Assembly and Senate.  Also on this day, over 90 meetings have been confirmed with individual Assembly and Senate members wherein attendees will be provided the opportunity for more one-on-one conversations.  Lunch will be provided under the tent on the Capitol grounds supplemented with a meet and greet opportunity extended to legislators and staff to join us. 

Simultaneously, over at the CA Endowment Building, there will be a Budget Training, where attendees will hear from experts about what Governor Newsom has proposed in his January budget. We then will have time to ask questions and discuss our collective strategy for meeting with legislators in the afternoon.  The legislative meeting times will be set up and you simply need to share with us who you would like to meet with, i.e., your elected representatives.  It is encouraged that if you have district specific information relevant to a specific legislator, bring it.  After this session at the Endowment, we will walk over to the Capitol for legislative visits.  

Planned Schedule of Events
Staff will be scheduling the legislative visits.  You will receive a schedule, room assignments, and legislative advocacy packet when you check in.  

**For those participating in Legislative Visits and Press Conference only:**
8:30am: Check-in under the tent on the West Steps of the Capitol (10th St. and Capitol Mall) for materials and visit schedules
9:30am-4:00pm: Legislative Visits
10:00am: Press Conference at the West Steps of the Capitol, under the tent.  
Confirmed speakers:
  • Senator Connie Leyva (Chair of the Legislative Women's Caucus)
  • Assemblymember Autumn Burke 
  • Assemblymember Eloise Reyes
  • Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry
  • Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silva
  • Senator Lena Gonzalez
  • Conway Collis from GRACE & End Child Poverty in CA
  • Ted Lempert from Children Now
  • Shanti Prasad, Alameda County Community Food Bank
  • Parent leader from Parent Voices
Confirmed Legislative Participants:
  • Assemblymember Blanca Rubio 
  • Senator Maria Elena Durazo
  • Senator Richard Roth
  • Assemblymember Dr. Joaquin Arambula
  • Assemblymember Kansen Chu
  • Assemblymember Devon Mathis
  • Senator Nancy Skinner
  • Assemblymember Marc Levine
  • Senator Richard Pan
  • Assemblymember Ash Kalra
  • Assemblymember Luz Rivas
11:30am-1:00pm: Lunch will be available (West Steps of the Capitol, under the tent)

**For those attending the entire Budget Training:** 
9:30am: Check in at the California Endowment- 1414 K Street, Suite 500, Sacramento, CA 95814

9:45am-10:00am: Welcome and opening remarks
Overview of the Governor's Proposed 2020/21 Budget; What has the Governor proposed and where are our opportunities? 

  • Christian Griffith, Assembly Budget Committee
  • Kristin Schumacher, California Budget and Policy Center
  • Sara Cortez, Legislative Analyst's Office 
  • Sarah Burtner, Department of Finance 
  • Stephen Propheter, California Department of Education, Early Learning and Care Division
Legislative "Prep-talk" and lunch

This presentation will include an orientation about the legislative process and how to conduct visits with your representatives.

  • What is advocacy and why is it important
  • Finding your legislators
  • How to talk to legislators
  • How to share your story in an impactful way
12:15pm: Walk over to the Capitol for legislative meetings

1:00pm-4:00pm: Legislative Visits


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