27th Annual Lobby Day
Tuesday, March 8, 2016
CPA’s Lobby Day trains psychologists and graduate students in the elements of CPA’s advocacy program and provides an opportunity for CPA members to talk to their legislators about issues that affect them and their clients.
Download a CPA Lobby Day Fact Sheet
What To Expect
CPA’s Lobby Day starts at 8:00 am with a continental breakfast and check-in at the Citizen Hotel. Beginning promptly at 9:00 am, we will discuss current issues regarding psychology, provide lobbying training, and meet with legislators and their staff in the Capitol. For your convenience, all of your appointments will be scheduled by CPA staff. Please dress in business attire, and bring business cards and a camera.
Who Should Attend?
Every CPA member is encouraged to attend.
Registration for Lobby Day will close on Wednesday, February 24, 2016. There is no conference fee to attend.
Where Will the Event Take Place?
The Citizen Hotel, 926 J Street, Sacramento CA 95814 just blocks away from the Capitol Building.
Legislative Office Visits
Contact with your legislators is an essential step in the advocacy process. By meeting with your State Senators and Assemblymembers, or their staff, you can open the door to an ongoing and productive relationship. In many cases, our members have become a source of expertise that their elected officials refer to for additional information or research. For your convenience, CPA staff will be scheduling all appointments and will match you with the State Legislators from your area.
The California Psychological Association of Graduate Students is offering travel stipends and networking events to students who are interested in attending LAD. Please click here to visit the CPAGS page, where you can register for LAD and apply for a travel stipend.
CPA is unable to reimburse for any travel/ancillary costs incurred to attend Lobby Day.
Lobby Day events will begin Tuesday at 8:00 am and will end at 5:00 pm. Attendees are responsible for their own travel arrangements. Please plan to stay for the entire day.
Southwest Airlines offers direct service to Sacramento from Burbank, Los Angeles, Ontario, Orange County and San Diego.
Anyone wishing to spend Monday night in Sacramento prior to Tuesday's activities will be responsible for their own hotel arrangements. CPA suggests you stay at the Citizen Hotel in Downtown Sacramento. The hotel is conveniently located at 926 J Street Sacramento, CA 95814. Their phone number is (916) 447-2700.
CPA will provide a continental breakfast and lunch to all attendees.
Transportation From Airport
Supershuttle, taxis, and Uber/Lyft car service are available outside of the airport’s two terminals and cost approximately $20+ one-way between the airport and downtown Sacramento.
CPA is not able to reimburse for ground transportation to or from the airport.
If you have any questions concerning this event, please contact Amanda Levy at (916) 286-7979 ext. 106 or firstname.lastname@example.org