GSI will effectively communicate both policy and political dynamics that influence legislative and regulatory action, and will make recommendations regarding and needed educational outreach or public awareness campaigns.

This communication will always be timely and will be both formal and informal in nature through the following actions:

California State Capitol buildingCalifornia State Legislature

Not only with elected legislative representatives, but with key legislative staff and lead policy committee consultants in both the California Assembly and Senate. Yolanda has a long-standing relationship with many staff and consultants in the State Legislature because of her background and those relationships open many doors.

  • Newly elected members: With close to 40 newly elected members coming into the state legislature, it will be important to meet with those new members early in the new legislative session and continue to build on those relationships.
  • Targeting members: We will identify the key legislators on specific policy committees and other appropriate leadership where additional interaction is necessary.

The door to the governor's office.

State Government and Administration

GSI will work with their clients to identify which state departments to target, including the key legislative staff, departments and agencies that will handle the issues impacting the activities and operations member of their clients.

Special Hearings

GSI will ensure that no activities, conversations or discussions are left unturned. GSI will stay abreast and at the forefront regarding any issues that may be part of informational or special hearing in the Legislature or the Administration.

State Senate chambersDiverse State Legislative Caucuses

California now has the largest delegation of Latino legislators in the nation, other than New Mexico. GSI has a strong relationship with the powerful Latino Legislative Caucus and has served as an advisor for many events and summits that have been organized for the Latino Legislative Caucus. Additionally, GSI represents their clients and works closely with the Asian, Pacific Islander (API) Legislative Caucus when appropriate to accomplish the goals for the client. There are many interactions already with these diverse caucuses and GSI will continue to keep those relationships strong.

In addition to identifying and tracking legislative or budget proposals, GSI will:


Our services are individually tailored to each client’s unique needs and strategic goals.