The California Policy Center will host their Second Annual Parent Union Legislative Summit February 8 & 9 in Sacramento.

Join parents, parent group leaders, education reform advocates, teachers and school board members from around the state to build on the historic momentum of California’s nonpartisan parent movement to take back our schools.

On Wednesday, February 8th, from 9:30am – 5:00pm, summit attendees will hear from education reform leaders, education policy experts, legislators and school board members on the most important education issues facing Californians in 2023. Speakers and panelists include:

  • State Senator Rosilicie Ochoa Bogh, Vice Chair, Senate Education Committee 
  • Assemblyman Josh Hoover, Member, Assembly Education Committee
  • Megan Bacigalupi, Founder and Executive Director, CA Parent Power
  • Mari Barke, Director, CPC’s California Local Elected Officials & Trustee, Orange County Board of Education
  • Lance Christensen, CPC’s Vice President of Education Policy and Government Affairs & 2022 Candidate for State Superintendent of Public Instruction
  • Dr. Nicole Conragan, Board Member, National Coalition for Public School Options
  • Emory Edwards, Vice President of Outreach, EdChoice
  • Cecilia “Ceci” Iglesias, CPC’s Director of Latino Engagement & Founder, Parent Union; Former School Board Trustee, Santa Ana Unified School District 
  • Lance Izumi, Senior Director of Pacific Research Institute’s Center for Education & Author of The Homeschool Boom
  • Christina Laster, K-12 Education Policy & Legislation Expert
  • Sharon McKeeman, Founder, Let Them Breathe & School Board Candidate, Carlsbad, CA
  • Gustavo Vargas, Host, El Diálogo Libre
  • Jonathan Zachreson, School Board Member, Roseville City School District & Founder, Reopen California Schools

After the event, have fun and network with summit participants at a special evening reception at 5:30pm.

Then, on Thursday, February 9th, from 9:30-1:00pm, summit attendees will visit the State Capitol for a roundtable discussion with key legislative staff and meetings with legislators. An optional casual lunch will follow. 



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