Advocacy for California's Community Colleges

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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League's 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. 

2019 Meeting Schedule:
Tuesday, February 19th at 11:00 a.m.
Tuesday, March 19th at 11:00 a.m.
Tuesday, April 16th at 11:00 a.m.
Tuesday, May 21st at 11:00 a.m.
Tuesday, June 18th at 11:00 a.m.
Tuesday, July 16th at 11:00 a.m.
Tuesday, August 20th at 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

Access documents to assist you in your advocacy efforts.

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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

In his first budget, Governor Gavin Newsom identified three investment themes: an effective government, promoting affordability and opportunity, and supporting just and dignified treatment for all Californians. The 2019-20 Governor’s Budget embraces and builds upon California Community Colleges’ efforts to create a skilled and educated workforce through responsive educational programs, and quality, affordable transfer education for all Californians.

This morning,  Governor Brown released the final May Revision of his tenure. In doing so, he emphasized his higher education priorities, including two signature proposals - a new fully online community college focused on innovations in online learning and a new student-focused funding formula – both of which maintained prominent investments in the 2018-19 May Revision.

On March 17, the League released a letter with its analysis and recommendations for the 2018-19 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 2018-19 Budget Letter.

On Wednesday, January 10, 2018, Governor Brown released his 2018-19 state budget proposal – a cautious approach to spending that acknowledges both federal and state economic volatility and uncertainty.

On Tuesday, June 27th, Governor Brown signed a budget agreement that invests $270.2 million over the 2016 Budget Act level in community colleges.