Program details finalized for Feb. 21 Governmental Affairs Day

Pat Bates

Pat Bates

Mark Stone

Mark Stone

Assemblyman Mark Stone, chair of the Assembly Judiciary Committee; and Senate Republican Leader Pat Bates (R-Laguna Niguel ) will be part of CNPA’s 21st Annual Governmental Affairs Day on Wednesday, Feb. 21 at the Sacramento Convention Center.

Don’t miss your opportunity to meet and interact with California’s legislators and legislative leaders.

The program will open with a talk by Senate President pro Tem-elect Toni Atkins.

Stone (D-Monterey Bay) will speak next, followed by Assemblyman Chad Mayes (R-Yucca Valley) and Bates (R-Laguna Niguel).

After lunch, moderator Christina Bellantoni, assistant managing editor, politics, Los Angeles Times, will lead a discussion on the perspectives of seasoned lobbyists on what makes an effective lobbyist, how the media affects their work and several other related topics.

The afternoon is devoted to visits to your area legislators at the Capitol.

And that evening, please plan to join legislators and constitutional officers for a reception at the Capitol Building.

Christina Bellantoni

Christina Bellantoni

In the era of the Me Too and We Said Enough movements, CNPA staff expects this legislative session will provide several opportunities to reform the Legislative Open Records Act as well as improve access to records of police misconduct and the oversight of local PACE programs.

Staff also anticipates there will be continued threats to newspapers’ business operations. Your participation at Governmental Affairs Day is essential and demonstrates to legislators and other public officials that newspapers’ influence on the development of public policy in California is alive and well. Please invite your key staff to accompany you.

The day’s events, sponsored by the Los Angeles Times, California Black Media and First Amendment Coalition, start at 10 a.m. and end at 7:30 p.m.

Please register today.

For details, go here. To register, go here. Cost is $59/person and includes Governmental Affairs Day buffet luncheon at the Sacramento Convention Center, appointment setting with your local legislators in the Capitol Building and admission to the Legislative Reception in the Capitol Basement Rotunda.

Attendees who need a discounted hotel room: Contact Renee Smith at CNPA right away.

Previously: Assemblyman Mayes joins program for Feb. 21 Governmental Affairs Day