CALA’s 2018 Day in Your District
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CALA’s 2018 Day in Your District

A big thank you to all CALA’s advocates who participated in 2018’s Day in Your District! We had approximately 50 legislative meetings with over 100 participants. We appreciate you taking time to engage in this important relationship-building activity. District representatives and legislators were grateful that CALA members took the time to visit. In a Facebook post, … Continue reading

Congresswoman Jackie Speier Meets with Residents of Atria at Foster Square
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Congresswoman Jackie Speier Meets with Residents of Atria at Foster Square

As the days get longer, there’s more time for everything…including relationship-building with elected officials. CALA’s Day in Your District is one way to do this. On July 25th, CALA members across the state will visit one of their district offices for a low-key, personal meeting with legislators and staffers. It’s a great opportunity to position … Continue reading

Celebrate what Makes California Great with Your Legislator
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Celebrate what Makes California Great with Your Legislator

For many years, CALA has been encouraging our members to invite their legislators to their community. This is a great way for assemblymembers and state senators to connect with their constituents, and it makes residents and team members feel like part of the political process. But you can make it even more enticing…why not invite … Continue reading

CALA’s Advocacy Day: Bringing Providers and Legislators Together to Benefit Residents
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CALA’s Advocacy Day: Bringing Providers and Legislators Together to Benefit Residents

Congratulations to our members on another successful Advocacy Day! Last month’s event brought together provider members—including members of the Advocates in Action team—legislators, and staffers to discuss the real concerns and needs of our member communities and the residents they serve. In the afternoon, we honored Stephanie Brice with Carlton Senior Living, Fremont as Advocate of the Year … Continue reading

The Carlisle Hosts Senator Scott Wiener to Celebrate SB 219
Advocacy / Community

The Carlisle Hosts Senator Scott Wiener to Celebrate SB 219

CALA has been a strong supporter of welcoming, inclusive environments for all seniors and had the opportunity last year to work with Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) on his LGBT Bill of Rights. CALA built a relationship with Senator Wiener through our work with him on his bill, and CALA members had the chance to … Continue reading

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Politics – (But please keep reading!)

With the California legislative session getting underway, politics and policy are once again taking center stage at the State Capitol. How does CALA approach its work during these especially politically divisive and volatile times?  We stay focused on what’s critical to our members and the residents they serve. Today, and every day, CALA works to … Continue reading