UNITE-LA Today: UNITE-LA in Sacramento

In July, UNITE-LA's Humberto Estratalan, Director of Public Policy, and Adam Gottlieb, Director of Postsecondary Strategy and Policy, spent time in Sacramento for UNITE-LA's second advocacy trip of 2023.

They were fortunate to have met with the following members and/or their staff:

  • Debbie Look, Lead on Early Care and Education and K-12 for the Assembly Education Committee
  • Jason Sisney, Budget Advisor to Assembly Speaker Robert Rivas
  • Natasha Collins, Early Care and Education and K-12 lead for the Assembly Appropriations Committee
  • Misty Padilla Feusahrens, Speaker Robert Rivas
  • Lynn Lorber, Lead Consultant for the Senate Education Committee
  • Assemblymember Mike Fong and Sophia Kwong Kim, Chief of Staff
  • Natalia Garcia, Legislative Aide, Office of Assemblymember Reggie Jones-Sawyer

Speaking on both ECE and higher education issues, the team was able to share priorities in light of a recently signed budget and better understand what direction the legislative and executive branches will move toward as this session begins to wind down.

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