Members meet face-to-face with Capitol leaders
Building relationships to make 'politics matter' more


More than 50 elected officials and key state agency executives met with Local 1000’s elected member leaders at a Capitol reception held Feb. 23.

The annual event allowed more than 100 member leaders from the union to meet and talk with state leaders about a range of issues affecting our work, our families and our communities. 

“Building relationships in the Capitol is just one facet of our commitment to making ‘politics matter’ to our members and for all Californians,” said Yvonne R. Walker, Local 1000 president. “We work tirelessly to promote policies and legislation that reflect our values and having conversations like these is an invaluable part of the process.”

Gov. Jerry Brown headlined the list of elected officials, which also included Controller Betty Yee, Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones and Tom Torlakson, state superintendent of public instruction. Top leaders and committee chairs from the state Senate and Assembly also attended as well as the heads of numerous state departments, such as the Employment Development Department and CalHR.