REGISTER NOW to attend Immigrant Day!
Join hundreds of immigrants and advocates from across California for a day of advocacy, education and unity. Immigrant Day 2014 will raise a unified voice in Sacramento in support of state legislative proposals that advance immigrant integration and prosperity for all Californians.
Monday - May 19, 2014
8am - 4pm
West Steps (10th Street), State Capitol
Registration Deadline: Friday, April 18th*
*Please note below the policy for post-deadline registration.
PLEASE CONSULT THE FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE REGISTERING.
- 1 point person per organization should register the number of individuals that will be attending Immigrant Day. The point person commits to:
+ Engage via email with Immigrant Day coordinators to finalize their organization's participation.
+ Attend 1 Immigrant Day training offered in their region. We strongly encourage and welcome all participants to attend these trainings. Please see below for training details.
- Bus seats are limited to 4 per organization (in some regions this number may be different). Depending on availability, more seats may be released closer to the day, which registrants will be notified of. Bus seats are intended for attendees that would otherwise be unable to attend. If you, or your organization, are able to coordinate and cover the costs of transportation to Sacramento please consider making separate travel arrangements.
- Names of all attendees are not required to complete your oganization's registration. Immigrant Day coordinators will be in touch closer to May 19 if more information is required by the legislative offices to verify attendees' constiuency.
- Please complete the district information during registration. The constituency of participants will be used to assign the legislative visits. Please note important details for legislative visits below.
- Translation Requests - On stage translation will be provided during the rally for any language requested by more than 40 Immigrant Day attendees. For translation requests under that number, CIPC will coordinate with point persons to provide translation spaces during the rally. Please note CIPC will not be able to provide live translation for smaller groups or interpretation during legislative visits.
- Need more information before registering? Contact Gina Da Silva at email@example.com or 510.451.4882 ext.304.
Click Here: Understanding Immigrant Day Registration Fees
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PARTICIPATION IN LEGISLATIVE VISITS
|FREE ||No ||No ||Yes ||Yes, if interested. |
|$15 ||Yes ||Yes ||Yes ||Yes, if interested. |
|$5 ||No ||Yes ||Yes ||Yes, if interested. |
Post - Deadline Registration
|FREE unless purchasing lunch option ($5 p/person) before May 1st. ||No || |
By May 1st - Yes
After May 1st - No.
A list of nearby eateries will be provided.
|Electronic materials only. Participant packets will be provided electronically by CIPC and participants can choose to print them for day of use. ||Check with Immigrant Day coordinator. (Immigrant Day-requested legislative visits are limited to constituents and may be capped due to registration numbers) |
registration forms By region
Ready to Register? Please register according to region. Immigrant Day coordinated travel is limited and may not be available to all regions listed below.
Northern California Registration
Central Valley Registration - click here -
Southern California Registration
legislative trainings & Guidelines for VISITS
CIPC will schedule visits will legislative offices based on district information provided by attendees during registration. Coordinators will be in touch with point persons to finalize a list of visit facilitators and visit assignments. Assignments will be based only on the registrant's constituency. Legislative Guidlines Print Out
CIPC is committed to making sure all participants are prepared for the legislative visits. Advocacy trainings will be offered in Los Angeles and Oakland to review the Immigrant Day policy platform, discuss key talking points, and practice mock visits. We encourage all Immigrant Day registrants to attend these trainings. For regions not listed below CIPC will be offering several webinar trainings in May.
Los Angeles Training
When: Wednesday, April 23rd from 10am - 3pm
Where: Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA (Downtown LA)
When: Tuesday, April 29th from 10am - 3pm
Where: The California Endowment (Downtown Oakland)
Legislative Visit Facilitator
If your organization has a member who has participated in visits with elected leaders previously, please consider asking them to volunteer as a visit facilitator. The facilitator is responsible for the following:
- Prep Facilitation: Participants will meet in front of the leg office 10-15 minutes prior to the scheduled time. Please facilitate this time to coordinate who will speak on what issue and in what order.
- Leg Visit Leadership: Help direct/keep the visits focused if the conversation starts to veer. Assign or play timekeeper as many visits are likely to have multiple participants.
- Report Back Forms: Complete a Report Back form (part of Visit packet provided by CIPC).
Please note that CIPC is unable to provide interpreters for visits. Please pair your group accordingly so that monolingual participants will have an interepreter during visits.
Attending Visits Outside of Your Region
As in previous years, Immigrant Day visits are prioritized for registrants that are constituents from the district. If your organization wishes to target an office outside of it's region, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to coordinate. We ask organizations that wish to participate in visits outside of their region to keep their delegation to 1 representative (2 if an interpreter or chaperone is needed).
Drop - Ins
Registrants are welcome to conduct drop-in visits outside of the scheduled Immigrant Day visit. However, we ask that if possible, the drop-in visits be made after the Immigrant Day-scheduled visit and that the Immigrant Day policy platform and materials (including buttons) are not worn/shared during the drop-in to avoid confusion for the offices. In the past, offices have cancelled Immigrant Day-scheduled visits due to confusions with drop-in visits.
Scheduling a Separate Visit for Your Group
Do you have a larger group attending Immigrant Day? Please consider requesting a separate visit for your organization. Legislative offices do not allow CIPC to schedule more than one visit with the legislator or staff despite the large number of interested participants. If you have a larger group (5+) and wish to request a visit separately please email email@example.com for the contact information and a template letter of request.
Information for participants
Registration - Please check in with your point person regarding the details for your organization, including lunch and the legislative visits.
*Walk Ins - Please sign up at the registration table.
Parking - Street parking near the capitol has 1 and 2 hour time limits. We recommend arriving early and parking in one of the garages between 7th and 9th on L Street. There is special pricing if you arrive before 9/10am. If you park on the street, the meters surrounding the perimeter of the capitol accept coins and credit cards.
Wireless - There is no wifi connection in the capitol. For nearby hotspots: Click Here
Restrooms - The state capitol has restrooms on several floors, including near the cafeterias on the 6th floor and in the basement.