ALA California Girls State 2023
Plans are underway for the 80th Session of American Legion Auxiliary California Girls State!
We are excited for you to join us for what we hope will be a life-changing week developing your leadership skills, learning about state and local government processes, discussing important issues with your peers from all over the state, and having fun in this unique environment.
You don't need to be an expert on politics or the government to have a fulfilling experience at
ALA California Girls State. On the first day and throughout the session, your counselors will introduce you to the program, explain different campaigning and voting processes we will use, and be there to support you both in grappling with the "politics" aspect and adjusting to the fast pace of the program. Thus, it's okay for delegates to arrive with different levels of understanding of how these processes work in real life. However, we recommend that you familiarize yourself with the essential materials linked below before you arrive so that you can transition into the program more smoothly.
This program will likely be different from any other program you have attended in the past. Feel free to contact your sponsoring ALA Unit, speak with your school counselor, or peruse this website to get prepared to attend ALA California Girls State. We will update this page with more information as the session approaches, but in general we will teach you what you need to know once you arrive.
2023 Forms - Coming Soon
2023 Delegate Parent/Guardian Packet • 2023 Delegate Application
2023 Alternate Parent/Guardian Packet • 2023 Alternate Application
The Delegate Application and Alternate Application should only be filled out by
those who have already been selected as official Delegates or Alternates by their local ALA Unit.
Please note: You must have a Google account associated with a personal email address in order to complete the online Delegate or Alternate Application. Do not use a school email address. If you do not have a Google account you can create one here.
If you receive a message that the form is no longer accepting responses, please do the following:
Sign out of all google accounts on the computer.
Clear the cache and the cookies.
Reboot the computer.
If you are using a school computer, try a personal computer since schools may have policies that restrict access. If you have any other issues, please do not hesitate to contact us.
We continue to receive numerous applications daily, so the form is accepting responses.
If you get a "Server rejected" error when attempting to upload files, please check your Google Drive storage.
Essential Materials - Coming Soon
Program Structure • Basic Schedule for 2023 Session
Writing Your Bill • Submit Your Bill here by June 19, 2023 • After the Program