Planning Your Legislative Breakfast

CYSA Chapters are encouraged to hold legislative breakfasts annually prior to the beginning of the Legislative Session

In odd number years, i.e. 2023, the Legislature meets from January to June ("Long Session"). In even number years, i.e. 2024, the Legislature meets from February to May ("Short Session").

Important Tips for Setting Up Your 2022 Legislative Breakfast:

  • Determine the date of your breakfast date at your November Chapter Meeting.
  • Breakfasts should occur no later than January 3rd ( Legislative session begins on January 4th).
  • 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 2023 Legislative Initiatives and include in your meeting agenda.
  • Meet with your Chapter to establish the agenda and plan the breakfast (see sample agenda below).

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: