Advocacy from Home Training Videos Menu

NOTE: Capitol Day 2021 has come and gone, but you can still get involved in Advocacy From Home by starting at Session 3 on this page

Virtual Capitol Day 2021

Session 1: Capitol Day Invite

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

Session 2: Capitol Day Overview

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 a Zoom Call With Your Legislator

In this video, Nathan explains how to set up a Zoom call with your legislator’s office, and the important factors to consider while conducting a Zoom meeting.

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.