Advocate Materials

Advocate Materials

Park Advocacy Day
May 6 and 7, 2019
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 to prepare you for Park Advocacy Day.

Logistics and General Information

Event Schedule

Travel Tips (PDF)

Monday, May 6 // California Endowment // 11:00am - 4:00pm
We would like to invite you to join us on Monday, May 6th for a series of workshops. 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.

Storytelling strategists Department of Here will also be leading a workshop where you will identify and refine the anecdotes to deliver maximum emotional punch in the shortest amount of time. Workshop your stories with peers and prepare variations for different audience types so that your stories keep working on your behalf long after you've left the room.

Sessions will start at 11am at the California Endowment, doors will open at 10:30am. Lunch will be provided.

You can register for Monday, May 6 when you register for Park Advocacy Day or by emailing


Four webinars will be offered to learn more about current legislative issues, Park Advocacy Day event logistics, and tools on using storytelling for effective advocacy. The webinars will be recorded if you aren't available at the times offered. Joining the webinars is optional but highly encouraged if you are attending Park Advocacy Day.

About Park Advocacy Day: Thursday, March 21 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Learn about Park Advocacy Day and what to expect from the day.
Click here to access the recorded webinar
Click here to download presentation

Current Park Legislative Issues: Tuesday, April 9 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Hear about the many issues affecting state parks and provide you with an opportunity to ask questions about the issues
Click here to access the recorded webinar
Click here to download presentation.

Know Your Audience, Department of Here: Thursday, April 18 11:00 am
Learn more about legislators’ key motivators and how by putting yourself in their shoes, you can make the most of your visits to seize their attention.
Click here to access the recorded webinar
Click here to download presentation.

Human Scaled Stories, Department of Here: Tuesday, April 30 10:00 am
Learn about the universal values of parks and open spaces and use them as springboards to select the most concise and effective story from your personal vault of anecdotes.
Click here to access the recorded webinar
Click here to download presentation.

Advocate Talking Points

Advocates Talking Points (PDF)

Background Materials

Tips for meeting with elected officials (PDF)

2019-20 Legislative Session Parks to Members (PDF)

Elected Officials

Assembly Biographies (coming soon)

Senate Biographies (coming soon)

Contact Information:
State Assembly
State Senate

Find your California Representative

Background Reports

Prop 68 Overview by the Legislative Analysts Office (PDF)

The Path Ahead by REI

Outdoor Industry Association. The Outdoor Recreation Economy (PDF)

Outdoor Industry Association. California. (PDF)

Outdoor Industry Association: 2018 Outdoor Recreation Participation Report (PDF)

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

California’s Fourth Climate Change Assessment (PDF)

Park One Sheets April 2019

California State Parks Foundation

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