Contractors’ Alliance presents Policy Day, Mar 23

The Contractors’ Alliance will hold its First Annual EAST BAY POLICY DAY for CBOs and Non-profits on March 23 at the CSU East Bay COnference Center in Oakland. Registratin begins at 8 and the program runs from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. $25 admission inlcudes breakfast, lunch and program. Register online or contact Liz Callahan at [email protected] or call 925-602-6760

9:00 – 10:45 a.m. “The Feds are Coming! The State is Here! The Counties are Leaving!” Panelists: Ann Lehman, Zimmerman-Lehman (Federal), Ken Larsen, Director of Public Policy for CAN (State), Susan Muranishi, Alameda County Administrator, Contra Costa County representative t.b.d.

11:00 – 12:00 p.m. Two concurrent workshops:

Advocacy 101: An Interactive How-To Workshop with Allison Pratt, Director of Public Policy for the Alameda County Community Food Bank

Lobbying in an Election Year: Legal Issues for Nonprofits with Eric Gorovitz, Director of the West Coast office of the Alliance for Justice

12:00 – 2:00 p.m. Luncheon Panel Discussion: How to Get Through to Your Government Representatives, Featuring: former Assemblymember Wilma Chan; Assemblymember Sandre Swanson, former Assemblymember Joe Canciamilla, Supervisor Nate Miley (Dist. 4 Alameda County), Adrienne Boyousian (Deputy Director for Sen. Barbara Boxer’s district office), and Supervisor Susan Bonilla (Dist. 3 Contra Costa County) (invited); Moderator: Seth Kaplan, chief of staff to Supervisor Nate Miley and vice-president of the board of The CBO Center

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Town Hall Meeting on Universal Health Care: “Can Nonprofit Employers Afford Not to Support It?” Moderator: Flo Green, executive director, CAN (invited) Thought leaders: Wilma Chan, former Assemblywoman and primary architect of universal health care; Suzan Bateson, executive director, Alameda County Community Food Bank; Yvette Radford, director, Northern California Community Relations, Kaiser Permanente (invited)