2020 Advocacy Day

Advocacy Day Zoom screenshot of participants 

Speaking Out for School Health

Our first-ever virtual School Health Advocacy Day on August 5, 2020, was a big success! We are grateful to all our participants and our partners at The Los Angeles Trust for Children’s Health who were critical to the success of this effort.

Some highlights:

  • We conducted 42 meetings with state legislative offices, reaching more than 1/3 of the entire legislature!
  • Five meetings were held directly with state legislators: Assemblymembers Joaquin Arambula, Marc Berman, Blanca Rubio, and Freddie Rodriguez, and Senator Beall. We reached more legislators in person than during past Advocacy Days in Sacramento!
  • 17 youth from The Los Angeles Trust’s Summer Health Academy joined us and, as always, their first-person testimonies of the value of school-based health were the highlight of the day.
  • We heard a rousing call to action from Mayra Alvarez of The Children’s Partnership.