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About this event

As California faces a projected budget deficit, a presidential election, and consequential ballot measures, it is clear that 2024 will be a year of profound significance for Californians and our state’s future. To empower you to navigate this critical year ahead and make your voice heard in Sacramento, we invite you to our premier “Dollars and Democracy” state budget training.

Whether this is your first cycle or you are a seasoned pro, you’ll learn something new as our budget expert, Adriana Ramos-Yamamoto, walks you through California’s budget process, including key deadlines and the roles of the governor, the Legislature, and advocates in advancing and protecting investments for our communities. 

Plus, learn insider tips on practical advocacy tools and what to expect in 2024 from our discussion panel of budget and election mavens.

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Meet the Panel

Budget Trainer:
Dollars and Democracy training, approx. 30 minutes 

  • Adriana Ramos-Yamamoto, Senior Policy Analyst, California Budget & Policy Center

Discussion Panel:
Looking ahead and what to expect in 2024, approx. 30 minutes

  • Scott Graves, California Budget & Policy Center (Moderator)
  • Jessica Bartholow, Office of Senator Nancy Skinner
  • Keely Martin Bosler, Keely MB Strategies

Thank you to our event sponsors

Blue Shield of California Foundation, Heising-Simons Foundation, James Irvine Foundation

About the California Budget & Policy Center

The California Budget & Policy Center (Budget Center) is a nonpartisan research and analysis nonprofit committed to advancing public policies that improve the lives of Californians who are denied opportunities to share in the state’s wealth and deserve the dignity and support to lead thriving lives in our communities.

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