2021 ACLU California Action Conference Registration
The ACLU of California Action Conference is an annual statewide conference with opportunities to level up your advocacy and policy change in California. You will learn about civil liberties here in California, participate in statewide and local campaigns, and network with like-minded people. The entire conference is virtual.
We invite you to attend one session or all the sessions. All sessions are open to everyone who registers, but if you want to participate in a lobby visit with your lawmaker, you must attend one of the lobbying training sessions and the practice session. Lobby visits with lawmakers are in the process of being scheduled and your lobby visit time will be shared with you in early April.
Date: April 12 through April 22
Deadline to register: April 4
April 12 – 17: Week of Education and Trainings
- Indigenous Education Justice: The Fight for Inclusive Schools for Indigenous Californians: Tues., April 13 at 12– 1 p.m.
- Racial and Economic Justice Beyond COVID-19 and Colliding Crises: Weds., April 14 at 6 - 7:30 p.m.
- Gold Chains: California’s Hidden History of Slavery: Fri., April 16 at 12 - 1 p.m.
- Defund the Police: Sat., April 7 at 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
California Action Conference Kick Off: Mon., April 12 at 6 - 7:30 p.m. Join us to learn what’s at stake this year in California, and how you can help California to level up for justice, equity and fairness. We will also go over the two-week program of events, so you know what to expect and how to make the best of your experience.
Lobbying Trainings & Practice Session: Tues., April 13 at 6 p.m. or Weds., April 14 at 12 p.m. Lawmakers work for you! Anyone can advocate with their lawmaker through a constituent lobby visit. Join ACLU staff to learn how you effectively share your story and the needs of your community with your lawmaker. We will go over legislation the ACLU is prioritizing for the 2021 California legislative cycle. If you intend to lobby, you must also participate in the practice session on Saturday, April 17 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Lobbying training and practice are mandatory for people who are choosing to participate in a lobby visit.
Workshops: Level up your advocacy for civil liberties by joining us for educational sessions on the criminalization of poverty, the history of policing, and immigrants’ rights. Details about these events can be found at our website.
Socialize and network: Join staff and volunteer leaders in the ACLU virtual lounge to network, discuss what you’re learning, watch film screenings, and participate in family-friendly activities.
April 19 – 22: Week of Lobby Visits and Actions
Meet with your lawmakers and participate in text and phone banks to advocate for ACLU priority legislation. Details of events and opportunity to register will be sent out in mid-March.
For any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lawmakers need to hear your voice. Register today for the California Action Conference to help us Level Up California!