Leg Con 2021, Day 2: Tuesday, February 9, 2021


12:00 – 1:00 pm: Mixers

The lunchtime mixers are a structured opportunity to meet and interact with other delegates from across California.

  • Mixer 1: Interactive Group Discussion – Attendees will be given a variety of legislative statements to debate and discuss.
  • Mixer 2: Practice Legislator Meeting – Leaders will share some tips on conducting a meeting with your legislator followed by an opportunity for attendees to practice.
  • Mixer 3: An Advocate? Who me? – Attendees will have the opportunity to share what they have done or hope to do in PTA advocacy.
  • Mixer 4: Legislation Lingo Trivia – Test your knowledge of legislative terms and acronyms.
  • Mixer 5: What Issues Matter to You? – Attendees will get the opportunity to share with key State leaders about what issues are important to their PTA membership.

2:00 – 4:00 pm: Session 3

Click here to view the video from Session 3

Key Policy Leaders

  • Facilitator: Sherry Skelly Griffith, Executive Director, California State PTA
  • Anthony Rendon, Speaker of the California State Assembly
  • Toni Atkins, California State Senate President Pro Tempore
  • Scott Wilk, California Senate Republican Leader
  • Patrick O’Donnell, Chair of Assembly Education Committee
    • Click here to view Patrick O’Donnell’s video presentation
  • Connie Leyva, Chair of Senate Education Committee
  • Kevin Kiley, Vice Chair of Assembly Education Committee

Caucus Panel

  • Moderator: Carol Kocivar, Advocate, California State PTA
  • Senator Maria Elena Durazo, Chair, Latino Caucus 
  • Senator Steven Bradford, Chair, Chair, African American Caucus
  • Senator Richard Pan, Chair, Chair, API Caucus
  • Assembly Member Jessie Gabriel, Chair, Jewish Caucus
  • Assembly Member Cristina Garcia, Chair, Women’s Caucus
  • Assembly Member Evan Low, Chair, LGBTQ Caucus

Accompanying documents:

6:00 – 8:00 pm: Session 4 

Budget Panel 

Click here to view the Budget Panel video

  • Moderator: John Fensterwald, Editor at Large, EdSource
  • Kevin Gordon, Capitol Advisors Group, President
  • Jessica Holmes, Assistant Budget Project Manager, Department of Finance
    • Click here to view the slides on Promoting Equity: The 2021 Governor’s Budget
  • Chris Hoene, Executive Director, California Budget and Policy Center 

Appropriations Panel

Click here to view the Appropriation Panel video

  • Moderator: John Fensterwald, Editor at Large, EdSource
  • Senator Anthony Portantino, Chair, Senate Appropriations
  • Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez, Chair, Assembly Appropriations

Accompanying documents: