The mission of the Capitol Correspondents Association of California is to make it easier for news professionals who cover the state Capitol to do their jobs. To accomplish this goal, the Association screens applications for news media credentials and sends its recommendations for accreditation to the Legislature and governor’s office. The Association also advises the Legislature and governor’s office on their assignment of reserved media seats in legislative chambers and the news conference room and on news media access to special events. It also acts as an advocate for open meetings, news media access, freedom of information issues and the fair distribution of public information.