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Our Funding

The California Senior Legislature operates with a budget just under $300,000 per year. The largest expenditure is for travel to meet with Legislators and the annual Legislative Session in October; next is staff costs.

The CSL is funded primarily through three sources:

Friends of the CSL

Supporters can join and assist the efforts of the California Senior Legislature. Annual memberships cost $10 per person. Members of “Friends of the CSL” can help the CSL in its efforts to:

  • Provide input on issues affecting seniors in California that need to be addressed through legislation;
  • Promote legislative proposals drafted by CSL;
  • Promote it’s accomplishments and serve as a resource on senior issues; and
  • Legislation interacting with other citizens groups, organizations and agencies

To join Friends of the CSL, please complete this application and pay via Paypal at the link below or send a check to the CSL office as referenced below.

California Senior Citizen Advocacy Voluntary Tax Contribution Fund

We are largely funded through donations made to the California Senior Citizen Advocacy Voluntary Tax Contribution Fund via the California State Voluntary Tax Contribution Form, included each year on the California Resident Income Tax Return Form 540.

Direct Contributions 

Donations of any amount are welcome and appreciated. To contribute to the CSL, make a check payable to CSL, and send it to:

California Senior Legislature
1020 N Street, Room 513
Sacramento, CA 95814

Or donate online:

For more information about why to donate to the California Senior Legislature, check out these public service announcements:

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