Virtual Advocacy Day
Join us for a Child Care & End Child Poverty in CA Virtual Advocacy Day!
When: Thursday, June 4, 2020 | 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
On June 4, 2020, we’re coming together as advocates–child care, food programs, safety net, and anti-poverty champions–for our first all digital “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 June 4, 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!
The day will start with an advocate training online for community members, partner organizations, and anyone interested in learning more about these issues. The training will include overviews on the budget asks that our field is facing, and we will hear from policy experts and legislative staff on the work being done prior to the June 15th budget deadline. Following the training, we will hold a series of Legislative Briefings to inform legislators and their staff about the impact of this budget on child care and food and safety net programs. We will then give attendees the opportunity to reach out to their legislators individually, via phone and/or email to elevate the priority asks. We will close out the day with a community wide Twitter Storm! Join your colleagues from Head Start CA and the following partner organizations:
Planned Schedule of Events:
All events will take place virtually. A packet of information and applicable Zoom links will be sent prior to 6/4.
Wednesday, 6/3, 11 a.m.: Twitter chat hosted by CAPPA and End Child Poverty CA
Thursday, 6/4: Advocacy Day!
- 9:00-10:00 am: Advocate Training via Zoom
- 10:00 am-5:00 pm: Individual Legislative Follow Up (on own via phone/email)
- 10:30 am-11:30 am: Legislative Briefing #1
- 1:30 pm-2:30 pm: Legislative Briefing #2
- 3:00 pm-4:00 pm: Twitter Storm