We are called to faithful advocacy.

Black lives matter.

The ELCA stands in solidarity with #BlackLivesMatter. Take the anti-racist pledge with us: listen, learn, and act. Support the movement with us by donating to local bail funds.

At LOPPCA, we are expanding our policy priorities from broad racial justice to include criminal justice. We are supporting several bills as well as key constitutional amendments which will be on the ballot in November 2020.

Regina Q. Banks, Director of LOPPCA, shares her story of biblical call to this work:

When I Broke by Regina Banks

You remember the story of Jonah and the whale, right? God commands Jonah to preach repentance to his foes in the city of Nineveh. But Jonah wasn’t down with being…
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Faith

Lutheran baptismal calling is the basis of our advocacy work to do peace and justice in all the earth.

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Advocacy during COVID-19

COVID-19 has stopped many parts of the economy as well as our social and religious life together.

But public policy remains important and indeed a crucial response to the pandemic. Existing economic and racial disparities have been exacerbated over the last few months.

The California Legislature has moved to respond. Legislation moves quickly and all citizen engagement takes place remotely. With new challenges, we’ve found new opportunity to engage with the 400 ELCA congregations in our state through a weekly virtual briefing.

Wednesdays at noon on zoom.

Read our blog:

When I Broke by Regina Banks
You remember the story of Jonah and the whale, right? God commands Jonah to preach repentance to his foes in the city of Nineveh. But Jonah wasn’t down with being…
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ACA 25 – Oppose Unless Amended
Update: ACA 25 was pulled from the legislative process by the author’s office on June 18, 2020. None of our work matters if we cannot participate in the legislative process.…
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