Legislative Advocacy

Team AMVETS is active in advocating on behalf of veterans and their dependents before the California Legislature, California Department of Veterans Affairs, and state and local agencies, as well as supporting California’s National Guard. Through the efforts of Pete Conaty and Associates, Team AMVETS’ professional legislative advocate at the Capitol, the Department sponsors legislation as well as supporting and monitoring around 100 veterans related bills per session. Team AMVETS also actively monitors aspects of the state budget process which affect such issues as veterans homes, CalVet, National Guard, County Veterans Service Officers, and veterans outreach programs.

How AMVETS members can use this platform:
When meeting with the Congressperson, State Legislator, or city or county elected official from your local area, you can give them this platform which shows what issues are important to California’s veterans and their families.

To find California Veterans Bill:


How to read a bill:

How to write a letter in support of a Bill:

Lorraine Plass Legislation

Lorraine Plass
Legislative Chair

175 Foss Creek Circle
Healdsburg, CA 95448


Legislative Committee:

Raymond Delgado (310) 462-3654
Ernie Agilar (562) 209-8223
Helen Wong (650) 576-7875
Lorna Griess (916) 916-3684
Derek Hendershot (714) 767-1167
Bud Simmons (707) 971-0523


Pete Legislation

Pete Conaty
Governmental Advocate

1107 9th Street, Suite 530
Sacramento Ca 95814
office: 916-492-0550
fax: 916-492-8957
Read Pete’s Bio
Pete Conaty and Associates