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.
- 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.