CA Legislators Join Over 450 Charter School Supporters, Leaders, Parents, and Students at the State Capitol

May 4, 2016

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(Sacramento, CA) - On May 3, the California Charter Schools Association (CCSA) will host Advocacy Day, an annual event held during National Charter Schools Week when California's charter public school community joins forces to rally behind urgent legislative opportunities and demonstrate their collective strength and diversity to elected leaders.

Charter schools enjoy support among the public and policymakers, yet there are vocal critics who perpetuate a number of myths. Advocacy Day is a critical opportunity for charter school leaders, teachers, parents and students to set the record straight and illustrate how legislation can impact charter students and families. Legislators can help ensure charter schools continue to make progress and meet the ever-growing demand of over 158,000 students on waitlists across the state and:


  • Who: CA Legislators Join Over 450 Charter School Supporters, Leaders, Parents, and Students
  • What: CCSA's Annual Advocacy Day Event
  • When: Tuesday, May 3, 2015; 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Where: Tent Near the West Steps of the State Capitol; 10th Street and Capitol Avenue, Sacramento, CA

The agenda includes the following program highlights:

Student Performance, Speakers and Welcome Address
10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

  • Student Performance: YPSA Hip Hop Crew
  • Casey Taylor, Achieve Charter School
  • Assemblymember Matt Dababneh (D-45)
  • Assemblymember Chad Mayes (R-42)
  • Jed Wallace, President and CEO, CCSA

Lunch Program
11:45 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.

  • Senate Pro Tempore Kevin de Leon (D-24)
  • Student Performance: Sacramento High School Drum Line

Youth Symposium

  • 1:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Speaker Eric Guerra, Sacramento City Council District 6
  • 1:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Speaker Jay Hansen, Vice President, Sacramento City Unified School District, 1st Vice President, Board of Education Member, Area 1

Learn4Life Mobile Learning Center
11:30 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.

  • Tour the Learn4Life Mobile Learning Center. Weekly, mobile classrooms expand access to education in rural areas where geographic access to school is a challenge. Learn4Life is a network of educational and workforce investment nonprofit organizations that offers a free high school diploma program and job training primarily for at-risk students.