Join Us for Legislative Days in the District
If you missed our March visits, it is not too late to visit your legislators at any time. It’s an opportunity for library supporters to educate their legislators about the importance of school libraries.
TOOLS FOR LEGISLATIVE DAYS IN THE DISTRICT
To optimize your appointment time with your legislator, your CSLA government affairs and legislative committee team leaders are compiling tools for you to use as talking points and documents to leave behind with your legislator. Stay tuned for these tools and resources as they are being updated or created. Click here for Tools/Resources.
If you have questions, please contact Glen Warren, CSLA Vice President Government Relations, at email@example.com; or contact Legislative Committee Co-chairs, Pam Oehlman at firstname.lastname@example.org or Barbara Duffy at email@example.com.
Now is the time to schedule an appointment with your legislator. Read below to get started.
YOU ARE NEEDED AT LEGISLATIVE DAYS IN THE DISTRICT!
We are continuing the theme “Educate to Legislate” as the CSLA legislative agenda for this year. Building relationships, informing, and demonstrating to legislators the learning that happens every day in California school libraries is our goal. Legislative Days in the District are as important as they have ever been. We know that strong school libraries coupled with teacher librarians and library professionals positively impact student achievement. Now is the time to continue delivering this message to those legislators who will support library legislation in the future.
LEGISLATIVE DAYS IN THE DISTRICT DATES
Friday, March 1
Friday, March 8
Friday, March 15
Friday, March 22
There are several components to Legislative Days in the District. Please thoroughly read this message for details about how to make appointments with legislators, where to find resources (fact sheet, talking points, toolkits, etc.), and who to contact with your questions.
CALL FOR LEGISLATIVE CONTACTS
We need CSLA members who would like to serve as Legislative Contacts. Here is what it means to be a CSLA Legislative Contact. You agree to:
- Contact your legislator’s district office to set up an appointment at the district office either with the legislator or a key staff person.
- Post information about the appointment on the Legi Day website (such as meeting time, place, and other pertinent information).
- Address questions from people who will sign up to attend this appointment with you.
If you want to serve as a contact, please email the CSLA office at firstname.lastname@example.org, with your name and your legislator’s name. CSLA will make the assignment in the Day-in-the-District database and provide you with the instructions to access the database to schedule the appointment, enter notes, etc.
HEADQUARTERS FOR INFORMATION
The CSLA Web site is the headquarters for information about Legislative Day in the District. CSLA’s Legislative Committee is compiling resources for delegates to use in advance of your day in your district (talking points, messaging) and information that you will hand-deliver to your legislator the day of your visit.
WHO IS YOUR LEGISLATOR?
If you do not know who your legislators are, log into Find my legislator. The results will yield your Senator and Assembly Member.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE
YOU MUST SIGN UP ONLINE to attend specific appointments with legislators. The online appointment schedule will be available.
At the website you will find lists of legislators, appointment dates and times, and notes about the meetings. We need to tell legislators the names of people will attend their meetings, so please use this website to sign up. You do not need to make the appointment with the legislator’s office. The assigned contact will schedule these appointments.
If you have questions about Legislative Day in the District, please contact Glen Warren at email@example.com; or contact Legislative Committee Co-chairs, Pam Oehlman at firstname.lastname@example.org or Barbara Duffy at email@example.com.
Thank you for making a commitment to “Educate to Legislative” the positive impact that school libraries and teacher librarians have on student achievement by making an appointment with your legislator.
Thank you in advance for your legislative support!