Advocacy is the deliberate process of influencing legislators who make decisions on issues that affect you and your profession. When CDHA members engage in our advocacy efforts, the strength of our influence grows significantly.
The Government Relations Council (GRC) represents the interests of CDHA in legislative matters affecting the licensure and practice of dental hygienists in the state of California. We are your voice and attend all meetings of the Dental Hygiene Board of California (DHBC), the Dental Board of California (DBC), as well as legislative hearings on bills important to the profession of dental hygiene.
We are fortunate to work in collaboration with our Political Action Committee (CalHyPAC), and our legislative advocates, Aaron Read & Associates, LLC. (ARA), one of the most prominent legislative advocacy firms in California.
ARA has earned a reputation for honest, effective, and aggressive work on behalf of its clients. Located across the street from the California State Capitol, ARA has grown into one of the most influential lobbying firms in California. The Legislative advocates within ARA have more than 250 years of collective lobbying, campaign, and public relations experience. The relationships that ARA has built and maintained since conception in 1978 allow clients unparalleled access to key stakeholders in California.
In addition to a strong bipartisan advocacy team at ARA, the firm also provides public relations, grassroots organization, and strategic planning. Building on hard work, honesty, and integrity, the firm stands ready to assist its clients at many levels. ARA has a long history of employing the highest quality methods to deliver their message honestly and effectively.
Below are a few highlights resulting from CDHA’s great advocacy work over the years: