Legislation and Advocacy Committee
The Legislation and Advocacy Committee is where CCA discusses legislation. The Committee members for 2017-18 include Brad Reynolds (Chair), Linda Chan (Vice Chair and Recorder), John Martin, Wendy Brill-Wynkoop, Ed Gomez, and Kathleen Brantley-Guitierrez.  The CCA Board Liaison is Phyllis Hall, and the CTA Staff Liaisons are Jennifer Baker and Susan Midori Jones.  The ex-officio members include the CCA officers.  The Committee will hold all of its 2017-18 meetings at the CTA Regional Resource Center in Natomas (Sacramento) from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on October 6, March 23, and May 18. For more information about the Committee, or to become an active member of the Committee, please contact the Committee chair and CCA vice-president, Brad Reynolds, at vicepresident@cca4me.org, or call the CCA Office at 1-916-288-4921.
State Sen. Marty Block is CCA Legislator of the Year

State Sen. Marty Block was honored as the Community College Association Legislator of the Year during the Fall Conference in Sacramento. Sen. Block represents California’s 39th Senate District, including San Diego, Del Mar and Solano Beach. At right, Block is flanked by CCA President Lynette Nyaggah and Vice President Brad Reynolds.

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Previous Updates...
These are critical times for teachers' unions across the nation. Here are some important resources for understanding issues directly affecting CCA members:
  • Do Not Begrudge Me The Pension I Earned - Dana Dillon's excellent piece makes a compelling case.
  • California Pension May Question Political Spending - This Bloomberg article details how CalSTRS, the second-largest U.S. pension, may use its investment clout to push corporations to disclose their political donations, under a policy adopted by the fund’s investment committee.
  • CTA Letter Writing Tips for organizing letters to the editor of your area newspaper, which can be viewed/downloaded here.
  • CTA Editorial Board Meeting Tips for meeting with the Editorial Board of your area newspaper, which can be viewed/downloaded here.
Plan to attend CCA’s 2017 Fall Conference

CCA’s three conferences have successfully concluded for 2016-17, but you can look forward to attending the 2017 Fall Conference at the Marriott Hotel in San Jose Oct. 13-15. For more information on CCA’s conferences, check out the Conference section.

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