Wednesday, January 19, 2022

9:30 AM to 11:00 AM PST for Advocate Training and Legislative Briefings

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

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This advocacy day is fully virtual and online.  We are working to see if there are any legislative meetings that can be scheduled in-person. 

Thank You To Our Event Sponsors!


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.

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  • $100
  • $250
  • $500
  • Other amount

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

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Child Care & End Child Poverty in CA Advocacy Day
January 19, 2022


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 19, 2022, we're coming together as advocates--child care, food programs, safety net, and anti-poverty champions--for our annual “Child Care and End Child Poverty CA Advocacy Day.” Our economic landscape has shifted significantly.  That shift has had a direct impact on families, children and community partners. Let's raise our unified voices in support of California's kids and families. The needs are urgent and we want to provide meaningful data and information that can support knowledgeable legislative decision making and budget positioning.  On January 19th, we'll advocate for budget proposals that keep families fed, support access of families to NEW child care slots, keep family child care and centers open, and commit to lifting families out of poverty. The pandemic has put the focus on many safety net programs.  We will use this opportunity of coming together to share with legislators the impacts being seen and felt in the field from struggling families pleading for some relief.  Recovery in our state can only be realized when we make the priorities of families the priorities of all of us.  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 2022/23 Budget; What has the Governor proposed and where are our opportunities?" We will finish up the day with Legislative Visits in which attendees will be scheduling on your own.


Planned Schedule of Events

Currently, all events will take place virtually. A packet of information and will be sent prior to 1/19.  

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

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

- Senator Connie Leyva
- Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silva

10:00 am -11:00 am: 
Overview of the Governor's Proposed 2022/23 Budget; What has the Governor proposed and where are our opportunities? 

 - Kristin Schumacher, California Budget & Policy Center
- Lupe Jaime-Mileham, EdD, Deputy Director, Child Care and Development Division, California Department of Social Services 
- Erin Gabel, California Assembly Budget Committee

11:00 am-4:00 pm:
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 19th between 11:00am-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?  
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