San Joaquin One Voice® is SJCOG’s legislative advocacy program for San Joaquin County that promotes issues of regional significance to federal legislators and agencies through an annual advocacy trip to Washington, D.C. The purpose of the program is to advocate for increased funding and/or new or amended legislation for issues and projects of regional significance to the San Joaquin region.

SJCOG is soliciting project requests for the 2020 San Joaquin One Voice® program.  The trip to Washington, D.C. is scheduled for May 10-14, 2020.   Interested parties must submit all requests in writing to SJCOG by February 28, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.  Forms are available for download in the links below:


  1. One Voice Approach
  2. Successes
  3. Registration & Accomodations
  4. 2019 Trip 
The One Voice® approach is positively recognized and viewed as a means of helping our elected federal representatives to prioritize and shepherd needed projects through the federal budget process. 

Our efforts are positively recognized at the federal level and we have been encouraged to continue our collaborative approach and build upon the relationships and communications established with our federal representatives. 

Although Congress stopped earmarking funds in 2010, the federal government still distributes hundreds of billions of dollars through formula and discretionary programs. The San Joaquin One Voice® group takes this opportunity to receive counsel from legislators, legislative staff and the administration about the various federal programs and teach us how we can successfully compete in the grant process.