Information regarding the latest advocacy efforts of the CCCEOPSA
AB 490 (EOPS/CARE Funding Restoration Bill)
This bill seeks to restore funding to the EOPS and CARE programs which were cut by 40 percent in the 2008-2009 fiscal year. Since that time, EOPS has only received partial restoration of funding and CARE has not been restored at all. It is vital that everyone associated with EOPS and CARE reach out to as many legislators as possible and gain their commitment to support AB 490.
|AB 490 Summary (pdf)
Key Legislative Committees
|Which are the most important meetings for me to attend? All of the meetings listed below are extremely important, so please make a commitment to attend at least one and bring students with you. We must count on each other to come through. It is not up to one person to bring a bus load of students and staff. If we all make a commitment to attend we can fill a room very easily. PLEASE DO NOT EXPECT YOUR ASSOCIATION EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE AND BOARD MEMBERS TO BE THE ONLY ONES TO SPEAK ON BEHALF OF OUR ENTIRE COMMUNITY COLLEGE SYSTEM’S EOPS/CARE STUDENTS. As soon as you select a date that you plan to attend please send an email to Fabio.firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your participation.
AB 490 HEARING DATE!
TUESDAY, APRIL 28, 2015
Assembly Higher Education Committee
1:30 p.m. – State Capitol, Room 126 (sometimes there is a last-minute room change; a notice will be placed on Room 126 if the meeting is moved.)
THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 2015
Senate Budget Subcommittee #1 on Education State Capitol, Room 3191
9:30 am or at the close of session
** The start time of this hearing can be delayed by several hours; once the hearing starts, minimum three hours (one of the smallest rooms in the Capitol; very hard to get a seat)