One Voice

One Voice is a federal advocacy program comprised of elected officials, and staff who travel to Washington, D.C. annually to meet with legislators and agency staff to advocate for projects and issues of regional significance. 

The goals of the program are to:

  • Communicate the region’s legislative priorities clearly and succinctly.
  • Obtain more federal funding for local projects.
  • Advocate for legislation or policy changes that will benefit Merced County.
  • Support our legislators by meeting with their peers and garnering wider support for projects and issues relevant to the Merced County region.
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November 9, 2023Agenda
December 14, 2023 Agenda
January 11, 2024 Cancelled
February 8, 2024
April 11, 2024Agenda coming soon
April 25, 2024Agenda coming soon
May 9, 2024Agenda coming soon

Previous Program

The One Voice trip to Washington, D.C. program includes meetings with federal legislators, staff, agencies and other stakeholders to discuss Merced County's projects and priority issues in the areas of transportation, economic development, water, education and homelessness. The delegation includes representatives from local jurisdictions, private industry, education and staff.


The 2020 One Voice program and trip were cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions. 

2017 Platform

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2016 Platform

2015 Platform

2014 Platform