Advocate Materials

Advocate Materials

Park Advocacy Day
May 7 and 8, 2018
Sacramento, CA

Thank you for using YOUR voice for parks. Together in Sacramento, we learn how to activate our voices for parks, build relationships with elected officials and communicate a parks message to state elected officials and policy staff that California’s state parks are important places that need to be protected and that all Californians should have the opportunity to learn, visit and explore state parks. Below you will find materials and information for advocates.

Logistics and General Information

Event Schedule

Event Schedule (PDF)

Travel Tips (PDF)

Monday, May 7 // California Endowment // 12:30pm - 4:30pm
We would like to invite you to join us on Monday, May 7th for a half day of trainings. There we will review the many issues affecting state parks, provide you with an opportunity to ask questions about these issues, provide talking points for Park Advocacy Day, and offer tools on how to be an effective advocate.

We will be hosting a legislative meeting training with our strategic political consultants, Traci Verardo Torres of TVT Consulting and Political Solutions. This will provide you with talking points for your lobby visits and background on the legislators you'll be meeting with.

Full Court Press Communications will lead a training on how to be an effective advocate. This workshop will help attendees harness the skills and practices needed to effectively communicate with legislators and their staff. Full Court Press will cover how to facilitate meaningful conversations, do’s and don’t of effective advocacy, how to respond to tough questions, how to share powerful stories, and how to ask for what you want.

Finally, to conclude the day and thank you for your participation, we will be hosting a Welcome Social Hour at Cafeteria 15L from 5 to 6pm. Join us to network with park partners and community leaders.

We hope you can join us on Monday, May 7th. Please complete your registration by Friday, April 27, 2018.

Register here


To register for upcoming webinars and access past webinar recordings, click on the links below and enter your first name, last name, and email address.

Advocacy Basics
Full Court Press Communications lead a webinar that will help attendees understand best practices for effectively advocating for California state parks. The webinar covers how-to’s and ways to incorporate storytelling into advocacy.
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Current Legislative Issues
Review the many issues affecting state parks and provide you with an opportunity to ask questions about these issues.
Click here to access the recorded webinar
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Park Advocacy Day event logistics
This 30 minute webinar will review Park Advocacy Day logistics and what to expect.
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Gender & Negotiation by Emily Epstein
Do women and men negotiate differently? If so, why? Are we treated the same way when we negotiate? If not, what can we do about it? This interactive webinar gives women the tools we need to surmount prejudice at the negotiation table and gives all of us the tools we need to create an equal playing field.
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Gender Negotiation Advice
Domestic Responsibility Worksheet

Background Materials

Tips for meeting with elected officials (PDF)

Elected Officials

Assembly Biographies (PDF)

Senate Biographies (PDF)

Contact Information:
State Assembly
State Senate

Find your California Representative

2017-18 Legislative Session Parks to Members

Background Reports

The Path Ahead by REI

Legislative Analysis Office, The FY 2018-19 Budget California Department of Parks and Recreation, February 2018

Outdoor Industry Association. The Outdoor Recreation Economy (PDF)

Outdoor Industry Association. California. (PDF)

Improving State's Approach to Park User Fees. January 2017 (PDF)

California State Parks Foundation

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