Inaugural LCHC Advocacy Day Highlights Policy Priorities for Latino Health

Author Details

Shayla Spilker

Health Policy Communications Manager
Organization: Latino Coalition for a Healthy California

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The Latino Coalition for a Healthy California (LCHC) is hosting our first advocacy day at the Capitol on April 28th. We invite partners and friends to join us in Sacramento to advocate for four priority bills that will help improve the health of our communities across California. We will be visiting legislators to discuss:

  • AB 1321 (Ting) aims to create access to fresh, California-grown fruits and vegetables for low-income families. 
  • AB 1357 (Bloom) will increase access to clean drinking water and generate support for community-based diabetes prevention programs. 
  • SB 4 (Lara) will extend access to health care for all regardless of immigration status  
  • SB 23 (Mitchell) will generate critical support through CalWORKS for families with small children.

The day will be an opportunity to learn more about LCHC’s policy agenda and participate in fun events, but we’ll also break up into small groups so that we can prep participants on how the legislative advocacy process works and ensure that everyone feels confident speaking with their representatives. We hope you’ll join us for this important day!

Info on the day’s schedule and events below:

8:00 am – Welcome & Breakfast
9:00 – 9:30 am – LCHC Policy Agenda Overview
9:30 – 10:45 am – Legislative Visit Prep
11:00 – 12:00 pm – Legislator Speeches, Partner Voices & a performance from The Bigger Picture/Youth Speaks poets!
12:00 – 1:00 pm – Lunch
1:00 – 4:00 pm – Legislative Visits
4:00 – 4:30 pm – Reconvene & Bus Departures

LCHC will be securing transportation from different locations throughout the state including: Los Angeles, San Diego, Central Coast, Central Valley, and the Bay Area. Bus departures will vary depending on location and specific details will be determined once we know how many folks will be joining us from each region. Please RSVP so we can reserve your seat!