California Communities United Institute has placed an exciting, and user friendly, tutorial on its web site. You will find a link to the tutorial at the bottom of this page.
The purpose of the tutorial is to make it easy for advocates to mine the California Legislature’s web site for a wide array of useful information.
The tutorial was created using Power Point. It can be used by anyone who has Adobe Acrobat Reader on his or her computer. For those who don’t have it, we provide a way to download a free copy of the software. You will find a link to the download process below.
The tutorial is designed so that each page of the tutorial covers a different aspect of the legislature’s web site. A table of contents at the beginning of the tutorial has live links that take you to any page in the tutorial. That way, if you are only interested in one bit of information on the legislature’s web site, you can click on the link for the page that covers that bit of information. By clicking on that link you are taken immediately to that page.
The tutorial, among other things, tells you how to:
Find the state legislature's web page on the Internet. How to find particular bills by bill number. How to find bills that relate to a particular issue. How to find all the bills of a particular legislator. How to find background information on a bill including the arguments for and against it. How to find the current status of a bill. How to find which legislators voted for and against a bill How to listen and watch, via the Internet, to committee and floor hearings on a bill.
You will need a copy of Adobe Reader to view the tutorial. To download a free copy of Adobe Reader click: Download Adobe Reader.
To promote the social, economic, and human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex individuals, couples and families; people affected by HIV/AIDS; People of Color; people on limited income; and women. We do this by urging elected officials to enact and support legislation that accomplishes this goal.