More than 300 school leaders, supporters, parents, and students met with elected officials yesterday to discuss key legislation impacting charter schools during CCSA's annual Advocacy Day. The event was the organization's largest to date, doubling the number of meetings held with legislators as compared to last year. Attendees met with legislators, toured the state capitol, and heard from inspiring speakers Senator Bob Huff (R-29) and Assemblymember Marc Levine (D-10), both of whom have been endorsed by CCSA Advocates in the past.
To conclude Advocacy Day, CCSA Advocates hosted a reception for the participants. The reception included speeches by CCSA Advocates Executive Director Gary Borden,Assemblymember Sebastian Ridley Thomas (D-54) - a former CCSA Advocates endorsee -Assemblymember Steven Bradford (D-62), and current CCSA Advocates-endorsed candidate Jim Cooper, who is running in Assembly District 9.
Held in conjunction withNational Charter Schools Week, Advocacy Day is a great opportunity to grow the advocacy strength of the movement by connecting the charter community with legislators in Sacramento.