Did you miss Capitol Day 2023? If so, you can apply today to reserve your spot for Capitol Day 2024. Planning is already underway for our next big event, and we hope to see you there on January 17th-19th, 2024.
The goal of Capitol Day is to provide information about private home education to our California state legislators and their staff in a friendly, professional manner. This also allows legislators and their staff the opportunity to visit with real homeschool families.
Capitol Day serves several purposes:
- It informs any newly elected legislators and their staff and reminds the veteran legislators of the benefits of private homeschooling.
- It strengthens our working relationship with them on a professional level.
- It leaves them with a way to contact us if they ever have any questions about home education.
- It educates private homeschool families on the inner workings of the legislative process, trains them in how to advocate for homeschooling freedoms, and gives them a hands-on learning experience in government as they visit legislators’ offices at the capitol.
Our Capitol Day volunteers will visit each of the 120 legislators’ Capitol offices, providing each office with an information packet about private homeschooling. These packets help explain private home education as well as provide research showing that privately home-educated children do very well compared with students from the public schools.
This event is especially vital for the many new legislators and their new aides who have not yet become familiar with private home education. In fact, a significant number of the legislators and their aides have no idea how private homeschooling works, either practically or legally, or that there are homeschoolers in their districts. These visits go a long way toward helping them see that homeschoolers are good, law-abiding citizens who are living and working in their districts.