​California's Bipartisan Business Voice

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Grassroots action by affected individuals making their views known to members of the Legislature and other policymakers is extremely effective. We encourage letters, emails, personal calls and visits to your legislators. Influencing legislation may also require influencing respected associates or other constitutional officers.

Contact from a constituent heightens interest in a bill like no other communication. Your letters do make a difference on proposed laws.

Inside the Capitol

Inside the Capitol lets you know when a timely communication to your legislator or regulators can make a difference in policies adopted.

Grassroots Action Center

The Grassroots Action Center offers:

Bill Tracking

The CalChamber actively follows federal and state legislation in a number of policy areas. You can find proposals categorized by topic or by CalChamber position.

Legislative Links

Legislative publications at the website of the state Legislative Counsel help you research in greater detail the activities of your legislators.

2015 Small Business Advocate Award 

The California Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for its annual Small Business Advocate of the Year Award, which recognizes small business owners who have done an exceptional job with their local, state and national advocacy efforts on behalf of small businesses. Nominations are due by April 28, 2015. 

See what it takes to be an advocate for small business. Read about the 2014 Award Winners and profiles of past recipients of the CalChamber Small Business Advocate of the Year Award.

President's Circle Award

The President's Circle Award recognizes local chambers of commerce for excellence in business advocacy and helping their members comply with California employment laws. The award was first presented in 2009. See the 2014 award recipients.​​​​

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CalChamber's Grassroots
        Grassroots Overview - Play Video
Learn about CalChamber's grassroots effort, why it's important for the voice of California businesses to be heard at the State Capitol and how to get involved.

Featured Top Story
SF Entrepreneur Gets Involved to Promote Change in Community​​​​​​​​​
2014 Business Advocate of the Year, Mark Dwight, gained a new perspective upon going into business, first as CEO and part-owner of local bag-maker Timbuk2 Designs, and eventually as founder and sole owner of Rickshaw Bagworks.

Grassroots Contact

Cathy Mesch
Grassroots Coordinator