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Annual event offers valuable training to leaders and staff

Politics & Policy Organizing Summit 2017
February 1-2, 2017

Holiday Inn Capitol Plaza Hotel
300 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814 

This year’s conference theme — Politics & Policy 2017 — will bring together local union leaders to learn, discuss, and strategize so that we can increase our collective power on the statewide issues that matter most in education.

We’ll hear from elected leaders and community partners. We’ll visit legislators to increase our presence in the Capitol as the session kicks off. We’ll make plans to engage our members in the legislative campaigns of 2017.

The conference program will have a mix of general session speakers, division breakouts, legislative visits, skill-building workshops, and time to connect with other leaders from throughout California. A legislative reception will also be held during this year’s conference.

Who should attend? 
Formula-funded staff, local union officers, political directors, organizers, COPE chairs, membership mobilization chairs, central labor council delegates, and party convention delegates are all encouraged to attend. Formula-funded staff are constitutionally required to attend.

New Presidents Orientation
If you are a first time AFT local union president elected within the last 12 months, please join us for a special New Presidents Orientation. This morning session will provide an introduction to the California Federation of Teachers, an overview of CFT programs and services, and an opportunity to meet statewide officers and other newly elected local leaders in a smaller setting

Air transportation
Sacramento International (SMF) Airport is the nearest airport.

For more information
Conference attendees are responsible for their own travel and hotel accommodations. If you have questions about registration or other logistics, please call the Sacramento Office 916-446-2788.  If you have questions about the conference program, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 510-523-5238.  

Register with the union

Register your attendance with the union. There is no registration fee. Registration for the conference does not reserve a hotel room.

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Reserve hotel accommodations

Make your hotel reservations directly with the Holiday Inn or by calling 1-800-HOLIDAY. Make sure to say you are with the California Federation of Teachers and refer to Group Code ATC. Reserve rooms by Friday, January 6, to receive the special subsidized CFT rate of $144. Rates will increase after this date to the regular rate and room availability may be limited.