CPA Day at the Capitol

CPA Day at the Capitol is one of the most important annual events for members to attend. Did you know during each legislative session, bills are introduced that impact you, your clients or your employer? As the business climate continues to change and with legislators that can now serve up to 12 years in office, we need to build bipartisan relationships with those who share our commitment to the CPA profession. Our efforts are most effective when the legislator has the opportunity to sit face-to-face with someone—like you—who is directly affected by a specific issue.

CalCPA members will meet with members of the Legislature to discuss current issues facing the CPA profession in California. Attendees will also get to the opportunity to meet their elected representatives and discuss California’s business climate from the CPA’s perspective in their district.

2021: CPA Day at the Capitol Becomes CPA Week

With the lingering COVID-19 pandemic, our traditional CPA Day and in-person meetings with legislators are transitioning into something we have all grown accustomed to: Moving to a virtual format. Using the Zoom skills many of us have sharpened over the last several months, we'll be holding video conferences with legislators and organizing meetings over a number of days: Jan. 25-Feb. 5.

Our objectives are the same, however: Facilitate relationships with policy leaders and support a robust grassroots network to advance the public policy objectives of the profession. These relationships are the foundation to CalCPA’s advocacy efforts and help set the tone for the year ahead. This is particularly important as we start the 2021-22 session with a new Legislature that will include a number of first-timers.

2021 talking points:

For more information, please contact your chapter's program manager:

Bakersfield (Sarah Damotte)

Central Coast (Karen Amestoy)

Channel Counties (Haley Raymer)

East Bay (Nicole Creer)

Fresno (Sarah Damotte)

Inland Empire (Janessa Stephens)

Los Angeles (Melissa Pineda)

Orange County Long Beach (Shelby Strecker)

Peninsula Silicon Valley (Stephanie Stewart)

Sacramento (Lisa Radoycis)

San Diego (Collin Stephens)

San Francisco (Nastasha Spencer)

San Joaquin (Karen Amestoy)

Silicon Valley (Regine Staufenberg)