Planning Your Annual Legislative Meetings

CYSA Chapters are encouraged to hold annual legislative meetings prior to the beginning of each Legislative Session

In even number years, i.e. 2024, the Legislature meets from February to May ("Short Session"). In odd number years, i.e. 2025, the Legislature meets from January to June ("Long Session").

Important Tips for Setting Up Your 2024 Legislative Meeting:

  • Determine the date of your meeting at your December Chapter Meeting.
  • Meetings should occur no later than February 2nd.
  • Send invitations to Legislators and invited guests including CYSA's Executive Director and Lobbyist as soon as the date has been set (see sample invitation below).
  • Review CYSA's 2024 Legislative Initiatives and include in your meeting agenda.
  • Meet with your Chapter to establish the agenda and plan the breakfast (see sample agenda below).

2024 Legislative Meeting Presentation

Sample documents to help plan your event:

Sample Invitation

Sample Agenda

Lobbying & Advocating 101

Video Example 

Sample Handouts:

YSB Overview

YSB Report to the General Assembly, CT Youth Service Bureau Biennial Report, July 2019 to June 2021

YSB Report to the General Assembly, CT Youth Service Bureau Biennial Report, July 2015 to June 2017

CYSA Diversion Video: