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

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About the Event

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!

Planned Schedule of Events

All events will take place virtually. 

9:30 am - 10:00 am: Welcome and Opening Remarks

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" 

  • Keisha Nzewi, CA Child Care Resource & Referral Network
  • Jamie Mauhay, Headstart California

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!