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CLSA’s team of experienced government relations professionals on the ground in Washington, D.C., Sacramento and throughout California regional municipalities directly engage with policymakers on issues of critical importance to our members and the continued success of California’s life sciences sector. Through direct lobbying, public affairs campaigns, strategic collaboration and more, CLSA’s advocacy team works in various ways with government, industry, academia and other stakeholders to shape sound public policy that advances innovation, investment and job creation for the life sciences ecosystem.


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Federal policy agenda outlining legislative priorities and recommendations to the federal government, including letters, comments and testimony.


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State policy agenda outlining legislative priorities to the California Legislature and state agencies on matters of importance to California’s life sciences sector, including letters and comments.


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CLSA provides representation and ongoing dialogue between the industry and local elected officials and agencies throughout California. View local policy priorities and get involved.

Take Action

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Stay informed of CLSA’s advocacy efforts, view priority legislation and use our convenient tools to find and contact your elected officials.

Protect Access and Innovation

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A spotlight on the value medical innovation provides to patients, healthcare and the economy, while exposing practices that threaten access to care.

Media and Communications Center

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Stay connected with CLSA’s communications team and view Press Releases, Op-Eds, Media Kit and more.

Policy & Advocacy News

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CLSA’s seasoned Federal, State and Local Government Relations Team keeps you up-to-date on life sciences policy news.

Meet the Advocacy Team

Federal Government Relations

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Dani Mitchell
Associate Director, Federal Government Relations

State Government Relations

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Oliver Rocroi
Vice President, Federal Government Relations & External Affairs
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Andrea Gutierrez
Senior Director, State Government Relations
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Manny Heer
Senior Director, State Government Relations
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Jackie Colmenares
Manager, Programs