Day of Action for Kids' Well-Being: FAQs

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Join Common Sense Kids Action and MomsRising in Sacramento for a day of meaningful conversations with our elected officials. We believe the only way change will happen is if ordinary people stand up and advocate for it.

The Kids' Day of Action is a chance for parent advocates to gather at our state capitol and engage with our state legislators about the policies that matter most to kids and families in California.

When and where is the Kids' Day of Action?
Parents from all over California are gathering at the capitol on April 23, 2018.

Capitol address:
1315 10th St.,
Sacramento, CA 95814

Time:
8:00 a.m.: Registration opens.
9:00 a.m.: Program begins.

Where exactly are we meeting?

Tents will be set up on the lawn on the north side of the capitol.

What is the schedule?

8:00 AM Registration and welcome
A light breakfast will be served.
9:00 a.m. Kids March around the capitol grounds
10:00 a.m. Advocacy training
10:30 a.m. Spring for Kids rally
11:30 a.m. Lunch available, and legislative office visits begin.
3:00 p.m. Buses begin to load for departure.
3:30 p.m. Buses for Southern California depart.

Schedule is subject to change.

Who is invited?
Parent advocates across California who have signed up to advocate for "For Kids" legislation and wish to elevate the voice of kids in Sacramento.

What are we asking our legislators to do?
Common Sense Kids Action rates legislation that positively affects kids with a "For Kids" rating and legislation that negatively affects kids with an "Against Kids" rating. We will be asking our legislators to vote for "For Kids" legislation. We will also have sponsored legislation and will be asking our legislators to lend their support to these bills.

Do I need experience in a similar type of advocacy event?
Training will be provided, either by the regional organizer in person or via webinar, by bus captains on the chartered busses from Southern California, and on the capitol lawn just before our legislative office visits. Common Sense Kids Action and MomsRising will provide all the materials and training necessary to ensure you feel confident and ready to engage with your elected representatives.

What do I wear?
We suggest parents wear business casual attire. A green scarf and #springforkids button will be provided so you will be easily identified as a Common Sense parent.

Can I bring my kids?
We are a family-first organization and understand that making arrangements for child care can be a challenge. Our partner in this event, MomsRising, will be sponsoring a Kids March around the capitol. Children are encouraged to attend. Children who are participating must be accompanied by their parent(s) at all times. Kids are allowed to attend the legislative office visits. However, please be mindful that, as the Legislature will be in session, we should act accordingly.

Will this be publicized?
A media advisory will go out. Press will be invited to a rally in the morning and may interview parents who agree to be interviewed.

Common Sense staff will be photographing and videoing the event. Attendees will need to sign release forms.

How do I register?
Register here: https://www.commonsensemedia.org/kids-action/event/kids-day-of-action-2018

I can't come. How else can I get involved?
Sign up to get involved with Common Sense Kids Action here! For any further questions or concerns, send a message to [email protected].

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