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Lobby Day 2019 Was a Huge Success!

Posted: 3/15/2019 Tags: legislation Lobby Day meeting Tags Views: 854


On March 6th, 2019, ACSS members marched into the Capitol and met with legislators to discuss important issues affecting managers, supervisors and confidential state employees. Lobby Day was a resounding success with 44 members in attendance. Thanks to the dedicated members who attended, our presence at the Capitol was visible and our voices were clearly heard! For 19 consecutive years, ACSS members have participated in Lobby Day to deliver the ACSS message in person to Assemblymembers and Senators.

This year, we continued to lobby for the resolution of salary compaction. Salary compaction continues to harm California state government operations and ACSS is committed to fixing unaddressed compaction problems by encouraging legislative support for this issue. Also, we asked for support of Assembly Bill 271 (Pay Equity for All State Employees, written by Jim Cooper, AD 09). AB 271 will ensure that California state employees are paid equally and appropriately for performing substantially similar work functions. And lastly, ACSS continues to protect pensions for excluded employees. We are dedicated to the sustainability of CalPERS, but we urged lawmakers to oppose legislative efforts that encourage the state to abandon pension promises or replace defined benefits with alternative savings plans that do not provide retirement security to public servants. Lawmakers listened to our message and acknowledged our concerns.

ACSS thanks the attendees who helped make ACSS Lobby Day 2019 a huge success. Over the years, ACSS has worked hard and progressed to make our presence known, and is now a well-recognized association that lawmakers pay attention to, thanks in part to the efforts of members who attend Lobby Day.

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Another Successful ACSS Lobby Day!



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On March 21, 2018, ACSS members marched into the Capitol and met with legislators to discuss important issues affecting managers, supervisors and confidential state employees. Lobby Day was a resounding success with 54 members in attendance. Thanks to the dedicated members who attended, our presence at the Capitol was visible and our voices were clearly heard! For 18 consecutive years, ACSS members have participated in Lobby Day to deliver the ACSS message in person to Assemblymembers and Senators. 

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ACSS Lobby Day 2018 is coming soon!

Posted: 3/15/2018 Tags: events legislation Lobby Day politics Tags Views: 3465

At Lobby Day, the goal is to unite ACSS members with legislators to educate them and get their support on the issues that affect the careers of excluded employees. This is what ACSS is all about! When ACSS members come together with their fellow excluded employees, their voices are heard loud and clear at the Capitol. ACSS fights to protect the rights and compensation for all state supervisors, managers and confidential employees. Together, we are making a difference!

This year, we are hand-selecting a talented and dedicated group of long-time activists to represent ACSS at the Capitol for Lobby Day. Their fine-tuned message will deliver a powerful punch to Legislators and our message will be heard clearly.


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ACSS Lobby Day Photos 2017

Posted: 3/24/2017 Tags: Lobby Day membership Tags Views: 1900

Success at ACSS Lobby Day 2017!



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On March 14, 2017, ACSS members marched into the Capitol and met with legislators to discuss important issues affecting managers, supervisors and confidential state employees. Lobby Day was a resounding success with 114 members in attendance. Thanks to the dedicated members who attended, our presence at the Capitol was visible and our voices were clearly heard!

For 17 consecutive years, ACSS members have participated in Lobby Day to deliver the ACSS message in person to Assemblymembers and Senators. This year, we continued to lobby for the resolution of salary compaction and we asked for support of Assembly Bill 52 (Public employees - Orientation and informational programs, written by Jim Cooper, AD 09). Lawmakers listened to our message and acknowledged our concerns.

ACSS thanks the attendees who helped make ACSS Lobby Day 2017 a huge success. Over the years, ACSS has worked hard and progressed to make our presence known, and is now a well-recognized association that lawmakers pay attention to, thanks in part to the efforts of members who attend Lobby Day.


Assm. Freddy Rodriguez (AD 52) meets with the ACSS Executive Committee after delivering a speech at the Lobby Day Training presentation.



A group of ACSS members meets with CA State Senator Dr. Richard Pan (SD 06) on Lobby Day.



From left, ACSS Members Brian Adams, Rolinda Gomez, Abdou Lyagarou, and Brett Blaydes prepare for their meeting with their Legislator.



ACSS President Frank Ruffino and ACSS Vice President Elnora Fretwell socializing with CA State Senator Steven Bradford at the ACSS Ice Cream Social event.


Please check back at the Lobby Day webpage at a later date to view a gallery of all 2017 Lobby Day photos - coming soon!


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Lobby Day Registration is OPEN! Register Before February 17th.

Posted: 2/3/2017 Tags: events Lobby Day Tags Views: 1309

At Lobby Day the goal is for you to unite with other ACSS members and educate your legislators about the issues that affect your careers. We need to turnout in greater numbers than ever before to show lawmakers, the media, and the general public that we want our careers to stay productive and protected!

  • Make sure you register for the event online by FRIDAY FEBRUARY 17th!
  • At the Informational Meeting & Dinner on March 14th, you will be informed about the process of Lobby Day and staff will guide you on what messages to stress when speaking to the legislators.
  • On March 15th at Lobby Day, march with your members 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.

This event is what ACSS is all about. Stand up with fellow excluded employees and let your voices be heard! Together, we can make a difference.

ACSS Members, REGISTER NOW for Lobby Day! 

Click here to learn more about Lobby Day, read Frequently Asked Questions, and see photos from last year's event.


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Success at ACSS Lobby Day 2016!

Posted: 3/11/2016 Tags: Lobby Day Tags Views: 1612


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On March 9, 2016, ACSS members marched into the Capitol and met with legislators to discuss important issues affecting managers, supervisors and confidential state employees. Lobby Day was a resounding success with a record attendance of 116 members. Thanks to the dedicated members who attended, our presence at the Capitol was visible and our voices were clearly heard!

For 16 consecutive years, ACSS members have participated in Lobby Day to deliver the ACSS message in person to Assemblymembers and Senators. This year, we continued to lobby for the resolution of salary compaction and we asked for support of Assembly Bill 2735 (Leave Buy-Back, written by Reggie Jones-Sawyer, AD 59). Lawmakers listened to our message and acknowledged our concerns.


Speaker of the Assembly Emeritus Toni Atkins works with ACSS members to discuss important issues.

ACSS thanks the attendees who helped make ACSS Lobby Day 2016 a huge success. Over the years, ACSS has worked hard and progressed to make our presence known, and is now a well-recognized association that lawmakers pay attention to, thanks in part to the efforts of members who attend Lobby Day.

Click here to view photo albums of ACSS Lobby Day 2016!


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What is Lobby Day and Why Should I Attend?

Posted: 1/29/2016 Tags: Lobby Day Tags Views: 1398

This event is what ACSS is all about! Stand up with your fellow excluded employees and let your voices be heard.

At Lobby Day, the goal is for you to unite with other ACSS members and educate your legislators about the issues that affect your careers. We need to turn out in greater numbers to show lawmakers, the media, and the general public that we want our careers to stay productive and protected! Together, we can make a difference.

Join us and REGISTER NOW before February 19th, 2016. 


Click here to view the photos from last year's event and see ACSS members on Lobby Day in action!


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Register NOW for ACSS Lobby Day!

Posted: 1/7/2016 Tags: events Lobby Day Tags Views: 1613


  • REGISTER online by February 19th!
  • At the Training/Dinner on Tuesday March 8th, you will be informed about the process of Lobby Day and we will guide you on what messages to stress when speaking to the legislators. In addition, some inspiring guest speakers will appear at the training dinner.
  • On Lobby Day, Wednesday March 9th, march with your fellow members into the Capitol Building to talk with your legislators to 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.

This event is what ACSS is all about! Stand up with your fellow excluded employees and let your voices be heard! Together, we can make a difference.

REGISTER NOW!

Travel, lodging, and meal expenses for members attending Lobby Day are covered by ACSS.


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ACSS Thanks Members for Attending Another Successful Lobby Day!

Posted: 3/13/2015 Tags: Lobby Day Tags Views: 2113

Posted: 3/13/2015


ACSS members with Senator Dr. Richard Pan (SD 06).

To all members who attended Lobby Day this week, ACSS thanks you for your participation! Cheers to another successful Lobby Day event where California state supervisors and managers met with legislators to urge the resolution of compaction and discuss concerns on prefunding retiree healthcare.  With record-high attendance this year, your 109 voices were heard and your presence at the Capitol was prevalent, helping spread further awareness of ACSS.  Lobby Day is ACSS's largest and most impactful event of the year.  If you missed Lobby Day this year, make sure you mark your calendar to attend next year's event in March 2016. 


ACSS Executive Officers, VP of Membership Todd D'Braunstein, Vice President Elnora Fretwell, Assemblymember Anthony Rendon (AD 63), President Arlene Espinoza, and VP of Governmental Affairs Frank Ruffino at Lobby Day Training.


From left, Senator Jim Beall (SD 15) with ACSS members President Arlene Espinoza, VP of Governmental Affairs Frank Ruffino, Secretary/Treasurer Pam Robison, Reynold Roth, Bill Homsany, Brad Geldert (Chapter 507).


From left, Diane Parker-Harris, Dionne Faulk, Deborah Anderson, Assemblymember Chris Holden (AD 41), Maria Bauer, VP of Membership Todd D'Braunstein, Sal Rizzo (Chapter 511).


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