For the past five years, the California Charter Schools Association's (CCSA) Advocacy Day was held on a Tuesday during the first week in May to coincide with National Charter Schools Week. However, with new threats and powerful special interest groups working against charter public schools, one day is not enough.
April is a pivotal time in the legislative process when lawmakers make decisions on key legislation affecting charter schools in California. That is why CCSA has dubbed April "Charter Public Schools Advocacy Month."
CCSA invited charter public school students, families, leaders and advocates to join us in Sacramento each Tuesday in April to advocate for bills that will significantly affect charter public schools because lawmakers listen to voters and community leaders from districts they represent.
Registration is now closed.
If you've registered, make sure you:
- Plan your travel. Prepare to arrive at the CCSA Sacramento office (1107 9th Street, Suite 200, Sacramento, CA 95814) no later than 10 a.m. on you scheduled day. The day will end around 5 p.m. Check out our FAQs for additional travel details. View our Schedule of Events
- Let us take care of the rest. CCSA will reach out prior to your scheduled date to help you prepare. We will schedule meetings with legislative representatives on your behalf and provide you coffee, lunch, snacks, training and t-shirts day-of the event.
For more information about how to get involved, travel, what to expect, priority legislation, and more, check out our Frequently Asked Questions, or contact Laura Kerr, Government Affairs, CCSA: firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about critical issues impacting charter schools, how to prepare for successful legislative meetings, information about your legislators, and more, visit CCSA’s website.