Wednesday, January 15, 2020
9:30 am – 5 pm
The day begins at 9:30 am at the State Capitol with an orientation, then meetings with Legislators and time for sightseeing. The program will conclude with a reception at 4 pm at Aaron Read & Associates’ office, CDHA’s Legislative Advocates, overlooking Capitol Park and the State Capitol Building.
Who Should Attend?
Any member interested in learning more about the legislative process, getting to know other hygienists or who would like to lobby his or her Legislator! This important event will provide hygienists the opportunity and skills to effectively advocate for legislative issues impacting California dental hygienists.
Our message is (1) that state healthcare policies should prioritize proven cost-effective prevention and (2) that dental hygienists, as prevention specialists, comprise an available, educated workforce which is ready to be better utilized to help meet California’s oral health needs.
– Learn about the legislative process and what’s happening in the Legislature
– Advocate effectively for dental hygienists
– Learn and share the priority legislative issues facing dental hygienists
– Collaborate and network with colleagues from throughout California
Meet Your local Legislator!
We will make our voices heard together, as one CDHA. We will arrange for you to meet the legislators that represent you. Your meetings will include other hygienists who have met with Legislators before.
CDHA and Aaron Read & Associates arrange all the logistics for Legislative Day. You will be provided with a packet of information that includes a meeting list with your specific meeting times and locations, CDHA info and talking points.
An overview session will take place in the morning where you will receive your packet and be prepared for the day. You are free for lunch. There are many good restaurants around the Capitol and a list will be included in your packet. Your appointments with legislators are in the afternoon. Capitol tours are every hour on the hour so you can take in the sights between your meetings.
To top off the day, we gather at the Aaron Read & Associates offices at 4 pm across the street from the Capitol for a reception and to share the happenings of the day.
We look forward to you joining us for another fantastic Legislative Day of improving access to dental hygiene care and collaborating with hygienists throughout California!