Advocacy is essential to strengthen and support California Community Colleges. Advocacy can help transform policies, practices, and services both at the state and national level. A central goal of our advocacy is for districts and colleges to have sufficient resources to advance the comprehensive mission of our institutions.

 The League's Government Relations office represents the CEOCCC and CCCT Boards' local perspective before the Legislature and Executive Branch.

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Monthly Government Relations Webinar 

Join the League's Government Relations Team for our monthly webinars. Receive important information regarding legislation and proposals discussed in Sacramento and Washington, D.C. that will impact you, your students and your institution.

Every Third Tuesday of the Month, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Webinar Details
Telephone Number: (646) 876-9923 or (669) 900-6833
Meeting ID: 372 367 630

Be sure to register in advance for this meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information about joining the webinar. 

2020 Webinar Schedule:
Tuesday, January 21st at 11:00 a.m.
Tuesday, February 18th at 11:00 a.m.
Tuesday, March 17th at 11:00 a.m.
Tuesday, April 21st at 11:00 a.m.
Tuesday, May 19th at 11:00 a.m.
Tuesday, June 16th 11:00 a.m.
Tuesday, July 21st 11:00 a.m.
Tuesday, August 18th at 11:00 a.m.
Tuesday, September 15th 11:00 a.m.
Tuesday, October 20th 11:00 a.m.
Tuesday, November 17th 11:00 a.m.


Bill Tracking

Review the latest updates on bills tracked by League staff, including the official positions of the League on each bill.

Budget Analysis & Issue Briefs

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Government Relations Newsletter

This monthly newsletter provides updates about what is happening within the State Capitol and the League’s Government Relations office, including bills moving through the legislative process and budgets being proposed.

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Federal Advocacy

The League's advocacy efforts on the federal level.

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Legislative Updates

On Sunday, October 13, 2019, Governor Gavin Newsom officially wrapped up the 2019 legislative year by taking final actions on the remaining bills sent to him by the Legislature. Governor Newsom acted on more than 1,000 bills in 2019, signing 870 and vetoing 172, or just over 16% of those that made it to his desk. In 2019, nearly 300 bills were signed which make changes to California’s Education Code. A few measures that stalled this year may return in 2020, including a proposal the League with the help of over 40 colleges opposed, which allow homeless community college students to sleep in campus parking lots (AB 302 [Berman, D]).

Today, both the Senate and Assembly Appropriations Committees held Suspense File hearings. Bills that survived out of the Suspense File will remain in play this year to be further debated and acted upon by the Legislature. These critical fiscal committees advanced or held over 600 bills. Lawmakers now have until September 13 to pass bills before they leave for Interim Recess.

On June 13, the California Legislature presented Governor Gavin Newsom with a 2019-20 spending plan of over $214 billion – a plan which maintained many of the Governor’s January priorities and campaign promises. Subsequent higher education trailer bill language was approved by the Legislature on June 17. Overall, the 2019 Budget Act (AB 190 and SB 73) identified three investment themes: an effective government, promoting affordability and opportunity, and supporting just and dignified treatment for all Californians.

Today, Governor Newsom presented a May Revision against a backdrop of increasing national risks and the inextricable linkage between fiscal resiliency and the state’s ability to promote affordability and economic opportunity. Building on the January Budget proposal, Governor Gavin Newsom identified three investment themes in the May Revision: an effective government, promoting affordability and opportunity, and supporting just and dignified treatment for all Californians.

On April 11, the League released a letter with its analysis and recommendations for the 2019-20 Budget Proposal and the impacts on community college districts. The League also commented on specific proposals within the Governor’s January Budget. Below is the League’s 2019-20 Budget Letter.