Over 300 Charter Supporters Gather for CCSA's Annual Advocacy Day
May 9, 2014 More than 300 school leaders, teachers, parents, and students met with elected officials on May 7, 2014 in Sacramento to discuss key issues and legislation impacting charter schools during CCSA's annual Advocacy Day. This is the largest charter schools Advocacy Day we've celebrated in California, doubling the number of participants and legislative meetings as compared to last year. Together, we showed our strength in numbers and our voice was heard.
Before entering the Capitol, participants trained with CCSA staff, reviewed current legislation and learned how to connect their personal stories to the issues. Additionally, participants heard from inspiring speakers, including Senator Bob Huff (R-29) and Assemblymember Marc Levine (D-10).
Held in celebration of National Charter Schools Week, Advocacy Day is a great opportunity to grow and demonstrate the strength of the movement by connecting the charter community with legislators in Sacramento. Thank you to everyone who attended! Remember to keep your legislators informed and engaged by taking action on critical legislation, and don't forget to invite legislators to your school for commencement celebrations.