"Meeting with our legislators in a more informal and small setting allows me an hour of their time to focus on our members and what's important to them." - CSLEA President & FOP Lodge 77 Trustee Alan Barcelona
SACRAMENTO- On October 22, 2015, California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) President Alan Barcelona wrapped up a busy week of travel to meet with five California Assemblymembers and Senators in which he was able to discuss topics such as pensions, benefits and livable wages.
"These were meetings in which I had the opportunity to have conversations with individual lawmakers about issues that our members are deeply concerned about," said CSLEA President Alan Barcelona. "When I sat with each member of the legislature, I never, for one moment, lost sight of the fact that I was there meeting with him or her on behalf of our 7000 law enforcement, public safety and consumer protection professionals who need people who can make a difference to focus on some very important matters that impact their professional and personal lives."
On Monday, October 19th, Barcelona met with Assemblymember Autumn Burke, Assembly District 62 and with Senator Bob Hertzberg, Senate District 18.
On Tuesday, October 20th, Barcelona met with Assemblymember Sebastian Ridley-Thomas, Assembly District 54 and Assemblymember Matt Dababneh, Assembly District 45.
The week of meeting with legislators wrapped up with a meeting with Senator Connie M. Leyva, Senate District 20, on October 22nd.
"Senator Leyva understands labor. She served as both a union representative and president of the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 1428," said Barcelona. "She was also elected back in 2004 as the first female president of the California Labor Federation, representing more than two million workers throughout the state. It was a pleasure meeting with each of the five legislators and discussing the jobs our members perform each and every day and what's at risk."