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How we took the message to Capitol

How we took the message to Capitol

(Photo by Jason Pierce)

CNPA’s legislative staff thanks all who were able to join their colleagues for the recent CNPA Capital Conference.

They also thank those who took the opportunity to receive an introductory briefing on CNPA’s top issues at the Capitol from the advocates pictured above: Mike Belote, Tom Newton, Whitney Prout, Jeff Glasser and Jim Ewert.

One attendee, Norberto Santana Jr., pictured at right at the legislative reception, went out to visit with his area lawmakers at the Capitol and published a piece about his trip, California publishers gear up for battle over public records access.

Santana is founder and publisher of Voice of OC, a CNPA Digital News Member.

(Photo by Jason Pierce)

The Legislative Forum attendees also received an Issues Book that detailed the top efforts on CNPA’s current legislative agenda. The Black Voice News outlines these issues in a concise piece, The California News Publishers Association Highlights Legislative Priorities and Issues.

Advocating for California’s news industry is a strategic balancing act and doesn’t always follow a script. That’s why several skilled advocates handle the task for CNPA’s diverse membership.

Keeping up with the team’s process is convenient for you, though. Make sure you receive and read the CNPA Legislative Bulletin, which is emailed on Fridays during the legislative session. Subscribe here.

Please save the dates for next year’s CNPA Capital Conference: Jan. 27-29, 2020, Kimpton Sawyer Hotel, Sacramento.