Training for Capitol Visits | Meeting Legislators Inspiring Speakers | Capitol Building Tour

Join Family Protection Ministries (FPM) and Christian Home Educators Association of California (CHEA) in Sacramento!

Come visit our state legislators at the Capitol in Sacramento as we create a visible presence and positive impression of private Christian home education. 
Hosted by FPM and CHEA

Space is limited. No on-site registration. All Capitol Day attendees must undergo an application process for approval.

Click here for a printable Capitol Day flyer

CAPITOL DAY

January 30-31 (A Two-Day Event)

Homeschool families are invited to join us as we visit our state legislators in order to create a visible presence and positive impression of private Christian home education. Training is provided and is required for all participants. In addition to training, you’ll hear inspiring messages from those who work with the legislature at the Capitol. Also planned is a tour of the Capitol Building. 

Capitol Day includes:

  • Special speakers with insights on the inner workings of the Capitol and the importance of your involvement
  • Training Session prior to visiting legislative offices
  • Meeting with legislators and their staff
  • A private tour of the Capitol building

Capitol Day is a 2-day event. It commences the morning of Thursday, January 30 featuring inspiring speakers and topics, and continues with Capitol Day visits to legislators’ offices in the Capitol and Capitol building tours. To be the best stewards of our time, we will provide lunch on Thursday. We will continue with Follow-Up Friday on January 31 with more valuable sessions and topics focused on getting involved in preserving your private homeschool freedoms.

Plan to join us and please share this with your homeschool group members.

Application and Registration

Those interested in attending Capitol Day can start the application process by filling out our application form online. All Capitol Day attendees must undergo an application process for approval. You will be contacted to confirm whether your application was approved and receive further registration instructions. We recommend you wait for confirmation of approval before making any non-refundable travel plans. If confirmed, you will also receive a preparation packet. We encourage you to please share this event with your homeschooling friends. 

Application Form – Click here if you are interested in attending Capitol Day!

The deadline to fill out the Application Form is Wednesday, January 8, 2020.

Please note: If you are unable to attend the entire conference, please join us for whatever part you can, BUT anyone who wants to visit the legislature must register and attend the training which takes place on Thursday morning, January 30.

Once your application is approved, you will be sent instructions on how to register.

  • Capitol Day registration is $16.00 for one individual and $32.00 for two or more.
  • Why do I need to pay to attend Capitol Day? The registration fee goes solely towards offsetting the cost of food for this event to ensure that attendees are able to fully participate in all activities during Capitol Day. Eating lunch with us on Thursday before visiting our state legislators is the most time-efficient option for our participants to ensure that you don’t miss any part of the event and so that we can make the most of our time at the Capitol. If you leave for lunch, you run the very real risk of being caught in the lunch rush at security at the Capitol trying to get into the building and missing the legislator visits. That is why we are requiring that all Capitol Day participants also have lunch with us on Thursday. We’ve done our best to make lunch as affordable as possible.

Children at Capitol Day? Children who are well-dressed, well-behaved, and able to sit through a business meeting are welcome to attend with their parents.

Click here to read about FPM and CHEA’s 2019 Capitol Day and Leadership Conference.


More About Capitol Day

Capitol Day has been held by FPM in Sacramento at the beginning of each new two-year legislative session for the past three decades. We now plan to hold Capitol Day each year.

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 through our volunteer private homeschoolers. This allows them the opportunity to meet with actual homeschool families. We will also have inspiring speakers throughout the event for our volunteers.

Our Capitol Day attendees will go through training and then break up into groups and visit each of the 120 legislators’ offices, providing each office with an information packet about private homeschooling. These packets help explain what private home education is as well as provide research showing that privately home-educated children do very well compared with students in public schools.

Capitol Day serves several purposes:

1. It informs this year’s newly elected legislators and their staff while reminding the veteran legislators of the benefits of private homeschooling.


2. It strengthens our working relationship with legislators and their staff on a professional level.


3. It leaves them with a way to contact us if they ever have any questions about home education.

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.


Visit this page www.fpmca.org/capitolday to stay updated on Capitol Day, fill out an application to attend Capitol Day here, or call us at (916) 786-3523 or contact us for more info!


Frequently Asked Questions

Who should attend Capitol Day? All private homeschool families are invited to join us!

When is Capitol Day? Capitol Day is a 2-day event, January 30-31, 2020. It commences the morning of Thursday, January 30 featuring inspiring speakers and topics, and continues with Capitol Day visits to legislators’ offices in the Capitol and Capitol building tours. To be the best stewards of our time, we will provide lunch on Thursday. We will continue with Follow-Up Friday on January 31 with more valuable sessions and topics focused on getting involved in preserving your private homeschool freedoms.

How much is Capitol Day? Capitol Day registration is $16.00 for one individual and $32.00 for two or more.

Why do I need to pay to attend Capitol Day? The registration fee goes solely towards offsetting the cost of food for this event. Eating lunch with us on Thursday before visiting our state legislators is the most time-efficient option for our participants to ensure that you don’t miss any part of the event and so that we can make the most of our time at the Capitol. If you leave for lunch, you run the very real risk of being caught in the lunch rush at security at the Capitol trying to get into the building and missing the legislator visits. That is why we are requiring that all Capitol Day participants also have lunch with us. We’ve done our best to make lunch as affordable as possible.

Children at Capitol Day? Children who are well-dressed, well-behaved, and able to sit through a business meeting are welcome to attend with their parents.

Can I come for just legislator visits and the tour on January 30? Follow-Up Friday (Jan. 31) is not mandatory for attendees only wanting to participate in Capitol Day on January 30, however Follow-Up Friday is an edifying session that compliments the entire event. Please note that all students and parents who want to visit the legislators’ offices need to register for Capitol Day and must attend the training class on Thursday morning, January 30. All students and parents who want to participate any of the two days must still register for Capitol Day.

Can I come just for the tour of the capitol on January 30? Since we reserve the tour based on how many attendees we have visiting legislators’ offices, we cannot currently accommodate for those who only want to participate in the tour.