California's Bipartisan Business Voice
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:
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 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.