Responsibilities of CFA Campus PA-LEG Chairs

At the heart of CFA’s political program are our campus-based Political Action & Legislative Committees and their chairs. The primary responsibility of Campus Political Action & Legislative Committee Chairs is to organize a campus-based committee to coordinate faculty advocacy and political action work. They also coordinate efforts with campus student intern programs, and develop working relationships with local labor unions.

Specific duties/responsibilities of Campus Political Action & Legislative Committee Chairs include:

  • Organizing CFA members on their campus to participate with in-district lobby visits and come to CFA’s annual Lobby Day in Sacramento. These visits help CFA build relationships and improve awareness with legislators on faculty issues and CFA issue campaigns.
  • Organizing legislative candidate interviews, and making recommendations to the state Political Action & Legislative Committee regarding candidate endorsements.
  • Attending and organizing fellow CFA members on their campus to attend local fundraisers for Assembly and Senate representatives.
  • Encouraging contributions to CFA political action funds at all campus events and activities.
  • Establishing a “contact list” of faculty activists who are willing to make phone calls, write letters, visit with legislators, walk precincts, interview candidates and/or help recruit other faculty activists.
  • Organizing faculty activists to support CFA political campaigns and CFA-endorsed candidates and ballot initiatives.
  • Distributing CFA political and legislative literature.

Click here to view the full list of campus-based Political Action & Legislation Committee Chairs by campus.