When

Thursday, January 21, 2021


9:30 AM to 11:30 AM PST for Advocate Training and Legislative Briefings

11:30 AM to 4:00 PM for Legislative Meetings

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Where

This advocacy day is fully virtual and online

 Thank you to Our Event Sponsors!

Sponsorship

If you are interested in sponsoring our virtual advocacy day, we welcome your tax deductible donation. Your donation will help fund an ongoing series of advocacy efforts as we work together to rebuild California following the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sponsorship Levels:

  • $100
  • $250
  • $500

If you would like to support this advocacy day, please click here for the Sponsorship Form.  

Sign-on as a Partner!

We welcome any organization that would like to be included in this event. If interested in partnering with us, please let us know!

Contact

Danielle Metzger
CAPPA
916-567-6797
danielle@cappaonline.com
 

Child Care & End Child Poverty in CA VIRTUAL Advocacy Day
January 21, 2021

 

Advocate TrainingSafety Net Champions 

Legislative Meetings 

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

On January 21, 2021, we're coming together as advocates--child care, food programs, safety net, and anti-poverty champions--for our “Child Care and End Child Poverty CA Advocacy Day.” Our landscape has shifted significantly. Let's raise our unified voices in support of California's kids and families. The needs are urgent and we want to provide both immediate relief and solutions to build back better.  On January 21st, we'll advocate for budget proposals that keep families fed, keep child care providers open, and commit to lifting families out of poverty. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, unmet need is growing exponentially, yet California is facing an unprecedented budget deficit: we need our decision makers in Sacramento to hear from the field on the impact of this pandemic, and what supports need to be improved during recovery. Don't miss this impactful day of action!

We will kick off the day with issues facing our programs and hear from invited legislators who are our Safety Net Champions. After hearing from our Champions, we will hear from experts who will be presenting an "Overview of the Governor's Proposed 2021/22 Budget; What has the Governor proposed and where are our opportunities?" Following this Budget Presentation, there will be an advocate training and Legislative "Prep-talk" for those that will be participating in the Virtual Legislative Meetings.  This will be a brief conversation about what to expect in the meetings, what you are sharing, and how every person and viewpoint in the meeting is important. We will finish up the day with Legislative Visits in which attendees will be scheduling on your own.

Planned Schedule of Events

All events will take place virtually. A packet of information and will be sent prior to 1/21.  

9:30 am - 9:45 am: Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:45 am - 10:00 am:  Safety Net Champions

10:00 am -11:00 am: 
Overview of the Governor's Proposed 2021/22 Budget; What has the Governor proposed and where are our opportunities?

  • Kristin Schumacher, CA Budget & Policy Center
  • Erin Gabel, Assembly Budget Committee
  • Sarah Neville-Morgan, Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction, Opportunities for All Branch - California Department of Education 
  • Jen Troia, Chief Deputy Director, Department of Social Services

11:00 am-11:30 am:  
Grassroots Advocacy: Supporting Impactful Decision Making
Legislative "Prep-talk" and working lunch

Prior to your virtual legislative meetings, we will have a brief conversation about what to expect in the meetings, what you are sharing, and how every person and viewpoint in the meeting is important.

11:30 am-4:00 pm:
Virtual Legislative Visits (see below on how to schedule your own visits)

For Those Participating in Legislative Meetings

Please note that this year, scheduling visits with your legislators will be done on your own and in advance!**

You can begin reaching out to schedule visits now. The earlier the better. To find out who your legislators are, or to find their contact information, please click here. 

Once you have the Legislators you would like to meet with, email each Scheduler to set up a meeting on January 21st between 11:30am-4:00pm.  

**Finally, when you make appointments, please enter them into this Google Drive Spreadsheet  so others can see which offices are covered and join in on the meetings if interested.  If you are not able to access the Google Doc, please send your meeting information to CAPPA and we can move them over. Thank you!

             Interested in supporting this Event?  
          Learn more about sponsorships here.