The Lobby Day Experience...

At Lobby Day, the goal is to unite ACSS members with legislators to educate them about the issues that affect the careers of excluded employees. 

  • At the Training/Dinner, designated ACSS members will be informed about the process of Lobby Day and ACSS staff will guide the attendees on what messages to stress when speaking to the legislators. There will also be a presentation by a Guest Speaker.
  • On Lobby Day, designated ACSS members will march into the Capitol Building to talk with legislators and discuss important issues. Lunch will be provided.
  • Stick around afterwards for the Ice Cream Social in the Capitol Building to candidly mingle with legislators and ACSS members.  The Ice Cream Social is open to the public. 
Lobby Day FAQ's for Designated Attendees

When should I book my flight?

After you have filled out the registration form, we encourage you to book travel arrangements to Sacramento. Please check the start times of the Lobby Day events to make sure you will arrive on time. Also, we encourage you to notify your employer and request time off as soon as possible.


How do I get to/from the airport?

You will need to arrange for shuttle service from the airport to the hotel, and from the Capitol to the airport. ACSS will reimburse you for eligible shuttle costs. We suggest booking in advance through www.supershuttle.com


How will we get to the Capitol?

ACSS will provide transportation between the hotel and Capitol. Luggage can be stored at ACSS HQ during Lobby Day. If you are not staying at the hotel, you will need to drive yourself to the Capitol and park near ACSS HQ.


Who pays for my travel/hotel/food?

ACSS will provide dinner for registered attendees on Lobby Day Training, as well as lunch on Lobby Day. ACSS master bills a block of hotel rooms for those members who register prior to the designated cut-off date and indicate that they need a hotel room. We will also reimburse other applicable costs (e.g., mileage, airfare, other meals, etc.) for registered members.


How do I get reimbursed?

Reimbursement forms will be available at Lobby Day.


Can I get a Travel Advance?

Yes! You can request for a travel advance check to be mailed to you before the event. Download the form and mail it back to ACSS Headquarters.


What do I wear?

All members attending Lobby Day wear official green ACSS polos or button down shirts. If you do not have an ACSS shirt, make sure you request one when you register!


What do I say?

Official talking points will be provided at the training. 


Why aren't we lobbying for ________?

In order to focus our energy on making real gains with our legislators on Lobby Day, we are only able to focus on a few issues. We may have 3-5 minutes to speak with a legislator, and we need to make that time count. Issues are selected based on member surveys, political climate, and many other factors. Remember: We can fight for other issues at district office visits, too.  


Can my spouse come? (Or friends, or additional family members, or additional co-workers?)

No. Only ACSS MEMBERS are allowed to attend. ACSS works diligently with our legislative liaisons to carefully coordinate time slots and meeting capacities with legislators. In addition, food counts have been submitted well in advance of the event and are tallied for the attending member only. If your co-workers are ACSS members, please encourage them to register prior to the registration cut-off date.


I registered but I have not received a confirmation letter, or any other materials for this event.

If your registration was successful, you would have seen a "Thank you" page immediately following your registration online. Also, you would have immediately been sent a confirmation email upon submitting the online registration form. In addition, we also mail letters and Lobby Day materials to your address provided. If you have not received any of these types of confirmations or mailings, please contact ACSS headquarters immediately and we will check to see if your registration processed properly.


Something came up and I need to cancel. What do I do?

Contact ACSS headquarters immediately. Call (800) 624-2137 or email acss@acss.org.


Have another question? Send it to acss@ACSS.org

Lobby Day 2018

Lobby Day Training: Tuesday March 20, 2018
Hilton Sacramento Arden West
2200 Harvard Street 
Sacramento, CA 95815

Time: 5:30pm - 8:00pm

Lobby Day:
Wednesday March 21, 2018
The Capitol Building
1315 10th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Time: 9am - 5pm