Partnership 2013 Policy Priorities
Legislative Advocacy Day 2012
The Partnership & CALCASA’s Legislative Advocacy Day 2012: Speak Out! was a huge success! In total, 200 of our members and allies met in Sacramento for two days of events, including a policy briefing on Day 1 and our annual breakfast and awards ceremony the following morning. We scheduled meetings with 100 legislative offices, which made 2012 our largest and most successful Advocacy Day yet! Our members' participation, as always, was the key to that success.
THANK YOU to all of our members, and to our community partners from around the state, for taking the time to come to the Capitol to advocate on behalf of the rights of victims and their families. With one voice, we delivered the message that even in challenging economic times, California must prioritize the health and safety of its families. Together we told the Legislature about our 2012 priority bills: AB 1880 (Lara): Dating Abuse Prevention and AB 2094 (Butler): Domestic Violence Fees and Fines.
2012 Policy Priorities
Legislative Advocacy Day 2011
The Partnership's Legislative Advocacy Day 2011: 100,000 Lives was utilized as a way to educate legislators about the resources needed to support domestic violence programs and services in California. In 2011, the Partnership (then referred to as CPEDV) asked policymakers to commit to SAFETY for victims of domestic violence and their families, and demonstrate leadership on this critical issue by supporting our 2010 Legislative Priorities. The theme, 100,000 Lives was meant to remind legislators of the number of Californians our state-funded shelters served during the previous fiscal year.
That year, we were very PROACTIVE and affirmative in our strategy to safeguard state funding and advance our priority legislation. Although the Governor’s proposed budget included funding for shelters, we were able to ensure that the funding remained in the budget throughout what was a difficult year of fiscal negotiations.
View Pictures from 2011 Advocacy Day