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Capitol Day with FPM and CHEA has gone virtual for 2021! Find out what’s new this year, and how you can join with us by watching this video
In this video, Nathan explains what Virtual Capitol Day and Advocacy from Home are, and how you can be prepared to interact with your legislators and their staff.
Your State Legislators
Session 3: Finding Your Legislator
In this video, Nathan walks through how to find out who your State Assembly Member and State Senator are, and how you can contact them.
Session 4: District Office Visits
In this video, Nathan explains the major differences between district and Capitol offices, and how you can set up an effective and productive in-person meeting with a legislator at the district office.
The California Legislature and Legislation
Session 5: The California Legislature
In this video, Nathan explains the structure of the California State Legislature, as well as the importance of understanding the separation of powers, both on the State and Federal levels.
Session 6: The Legislative Process
In this video, Nathan walks through how a bill becomes law in the State of California, and how vital advocacy is in the creation and passage of bills.
Session 7: The Anatomy of a Bill
In this video, Nathan walks through the structure of a California bill.
Contacting and Meeting Your Legislator
Session 8: Setting Up and Conducting an In-person Meeting With Your Legislator
In this video, Nathan explains how to set up an in-person meeting with your legislator’s office, and the important factors to consider while conducting a in-person meeting, especially given the odd circumstances of in-person meetings over the course of the pandemic.
Session 9: Setting Up and Conducting a Phone Meeting With Your Legislator
In this video, Nathan explains the benefits of making a phone call with your legislator’s office, and the important factors to consider during your phone call.
Session 10: Writing a Letter of Introduction to Your Legislator
In this video, Nathan gives a summary on the importance of writing a letter of introduction to your legislator, with or without an accompanying phone or Zoom call session.
Session 11: Writing a Letter to Your Legislator About an Issue
In this video, Nathan summarizes the most important points to include when writing a letter to your legislator concerning a specific issue.
Public vs. Private Education in CA
Session 12: Public vs Private Education Video
In this video, Nathan explains some of the key differences between public, charter, and private schools, and how private home education differs from many other education systems.
Tracking and Monitoring Legislation
Session 13: How to Track and Monitor a California Bill
In this video, Nathan shares a real-time walkthrough of California’s bill database, and shows how you can access and understand these bills.
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