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Legislative & Public Affairs

State & Federal Advocacy

Maintaining a robust advocacy program is a top priority for LACCD, in order to ensure that the voices of both its colleges and students are effectively heard at the local, state, and national levels. As the country’s largest community college district, LACCD’s advocacy program is intently focused on bringing about changes across a host of critical policy areas and securing the resources needed to fulfill the overall mission of all District campuses. Every year, the District’s experienced team of advocates represent LACCD at local government hearings, before the State Legislature and Executive Branch, and at Congressional hearings and the White House.

Below is more information about the District’s advocacy efforts at the federal, state and local levels. Through this work, the District has achieved significant policy victories, such as securing a fareless transit program for all community college students in the Los Angeles area.

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Local Advocacy & Community Affairs

LACCD’s community affairs program serves as a conduit between the District and several key partners at the local, state, and national levels, from government officials to community-based organizations, parents, and students. The goal of this program is to uplift the work of the District and highlight its commitment to the community to improve the social welfare of the region, to enhance the local economy, to close persistent equity gaps, and to prepare future community leaders. These efforts also showcase the skills and work ethic of the District’s students and faculty members, helping to build support for community colleges and their mission.

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Advocacy in the News

    November 13, 2023 – EdSource – Community college students can take classes in their native language under a new law

    November 10, 2023 – EdSource Podcast – Education Beat – How Classes in Spanish are Attracting Nannies to Community College

    October 27, 2023 – LAist – LACCD Plans To Build Campus Housing. It'll Take Years, Leaving Students Wondering About The Present

    October 25, 2023 – Beverly Press Park LaBrea News – L.A. Community College District seeks input on student housing

    October 22, 2023 – LAist – LA Mission College Joins Growing Number of Community Colleges Offering Bachelor's Degrees

    October 19, 2023 - T.V. News Coverage of the passage of AB 1096 (Mike Fong) – Native Language Instruction:

    October 17, 2023 – Culver City Crossroads – Newsom Signs AB 1096 – More Languages, Less Requirements for Community College Courses

    September 8, 2023 – LAist – His Parents Arrived In LA Educated, In Spanish. How Their Experience Is Shaping Community College Classes

    September 6, 2023 – CBS News 9 – COMMUNITY COLLEGE INCENTIVES TO HELP INCREASE STUDENT ENROLLMENT

    August 28, 2023 – ELAC News – CA Senator Susan Rubio Presents $2.5 Million to ELAC Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation

    July 8, 2023 – Los Angeles Daily News – Tony Cárdenas grants LA Mission College $2 million to boost healthcare careers

    June 22, 2023 – Culver City Crossroad – Defining the Possible – Community Colleges and Climate Change @ WLAC

    May 2, 2023 – Pierce Round Up – D.C. rep visits Pierce

    April 19, 2023 – Los Angeles Daily News – Pierce College launches its first four-year degree, in biomanufacturing

    April 13, 2023Congressman Brad Sherman & LACCD Commemorate First Four-Year Degree Offered by Pierce College

    April 3, 2023 – LA Times – A ‘game changer’ for immigrants: Job-ready college classes in their native language

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     Advocacy Newsletters

    LACCD Advocacy Newsletter 2022
    Education Matters:
    ​​​​​​LACCD Advocacy Newsletter​
    December 2023
    End of Legislative Year
    Link to Newsletter
    LACCD Advocacy Newsletter 2022
    Education Matters:
    LACCD Advocacy Newsletter
    October 2022
    End of Legislative Year 

    Link to Newsletter

     

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    Legislative & Public Affairs Agendas

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