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Register today for COA Legislative Day 2018!
4/18/2018 7:00 AM PDT - 4/18/2018 7:00 PM PDT

COA Legislative Day 2018

Register today for the California Optometric Association 2018 Legislative Day in Sacramento.  It's a celebration!!  We also have so much to do in 2018:

  • Thank legislators
    • for voting "AYE" on AB 443 (scope of practice)
  • Educate Lawmakers on:
    • Children's vision
      • importance of eye exams for all children
    • Online refraction
    • Corporate practice of optometry
    • CMA's "Lobby Day" is the same as COA's - so we need to be sure COA is heard!
  • Celebrate passage of AB 443!
    • Invite legislators to join you at COA's reception immediately following legislative visits
NEW THIS YEAR: COA has updated our advocacy tools to include a new Action Center App that can be accessed on your Smartphone!  You will be able to register, access your meeting schedules, talking points and contact information for Legislative Day without carrying a burdensome packet. You will even be able to send debriefing forms right from your phone!

Follow these three easy steps to download the COA Action Center Mobile App:
(It's quick and easy!)

1. Search for "votervoice" (one word) in your App store, or you can use one of these links:

    Google Play


2. After you have downloaded the App, you will be prompted to enter your email address. A verification code will be sent to that email account.

3. After verifying your email, you will be brought to a 'Find Association' page. Start typing in 'California Optometric Association' and an option for 'California Optometric Association' will appear directly below where you were typing. Click/touch that full name & you'll then have access to our new mobile app.
COA will not have a room block secured for Legislative Day 2018. Accommodations are on your own. 
Travel Details
  • UCB
     COA will provide transportation (bus) for University of Berkeley students.  Here are the details:
    • Pick up in Berkeley:
      6:15 am pick up in front of the Haas School of Business 2220 Piedmont Avenue, Berkeley, and drop off in front of Cafeteria 15L, Sacramento.
  • Return to Berkeley:
    • 7:00 pm pick up at Cafeteria 15L, Sacramento and drop off in front of the Haas School of Business, 2220 Piedmont Avenue, Berkeley.  (Please note that students who don’t wish to attend the Legislative Reception or want to leave Sacramento earlier than 7:00 pm must arrange transportation back to Berkeley on their own.)
  • Stipends will be available for the first 25 students who register from Marshall B. Ketchum University (SCCO) and the first 25 students who register from the Western University College of Optometry (WUCO).
  • The stipend is up to $125 for travel expenses.  
 For example:
  • if your receipts total $95, you will be reimbursed $95.
  • If your receipts total $300, you will be reimbursed $125.
  • COA will not reimburse for travel miles or any other rewards programs. 
  • Students MUST SIGN-IN at Legislative Day registration desk to receive their stipends.
Event Details:

When:       April 18, 2018
                    Continental Breakfast:   7:00 am -   8:30 am
                *Legislative Program:        8:30 am - 12:00 noon
                  Legislator visits:               1:00 pm -   3:00 pm
                 *Reception:                       3:30 pm -   7:00 pm

Where:      Cafeteria 15L
1116 15th Street
                    Sacramento, CA  95814

RSVP:         Register or contact Julie Andrade at or 916-266-5031.

*Program and reception will both be held at Cafeteria 15L.
More information is forthcoming

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