Lobby Day Details

Tuesday, April 9th, 2024 Sacramento, CA
6:30 pm Dinner Social – TBD

Wednesday, April 10th, 2024 Sacramento, CA
7:30 to 8:15 am Breakfast-Citizens Hotel
8:15 to 9 am Training for the Day-Citizens Hotel
9 am to 1 pm Meetings with Legislators – Capital
1 pm Lunch and Debrief – TBD

CAO has a room block at The Citizen Hotel, Autograph Collection 926 J Street, Sacramento, California, USA, 95814. Click the link below to reserve your hotel room.

Answers to Some Frequestly Asked Questions

What is a Lobby Day?
A lobby day provides a unique opportunity for direct engagement with legislative members. We’ll be meeting directly with legislators in their offices, advocating for our profession and addressing key concerns.
Will I meet with my representative?
CAO ensures outreach to your legislative representatives, seeking face-to-face meetings. Legislators are often eager to connect with their constituents visiting the Capitol, valuing perspectives from both residents and business owners. If the legislator is not available, you will meet with key staff.
Will I be in these meetings alone?
No, participants will be grouped by region, collectively meeting with each legislator from the area, ensuring representation for your district and adjoining districts, whether you reside or work there. Additionally, an experienced member of the CAO Legislative Committee will be present in each meeting.
What legislation will we be discussing?
CAO will decide on supported legislation in February and March. While supporting specific bills, we also focus on educating members about general concerns. You’ll have the opportunity to share broader issues, and you don’t need to be an expert on each bill. Each group will include an experienced member of the Legislative Committee.
Is there anything I can do to prepare?

Attend our pre-Lobby Day training and morning sessions for insights into legislation the legislative process, and how to conduct your lobby day meetings. Review our policy resources here and the Major Issues statement here for comprehensive information on past positions and key issues.

What should I wear?

Dress professionally. Given the amount of walking involved in the day, comfortable shoes are recommended. You will also be provided with a lanyard and a nametag to indicate your participation in the lobby day