Advocacy in Quarantine

Wednesdays at noon on Zoom.


In response to COVID-19, we are hosting live advocacy briefings on Wednesdays at noon. During the half-hour call, we give an update on state and federal legislative priorities and direct a quick advocacy activity.

Action Items
August 19, 2020
1. Call the Senate Appropriations Committee before Thursday’s suspense file hearing. Call Committee Staff at (916) 651-4101 in support of the following bills which will be heard on 8/20: AB…
August 19, 2020
August 12, 2020
1. Immigrant Food Assistance Support AB 826 with a letter to Senator Anthony Portantino, Chair of the Appropriations Committee 2. Reparations Bill Call the Senate Appropriations Committee and voice…
August 12, 2020
August 5, 2020
It is possible to become discouraged about the injustice we see everywhere. But God did not promise us that the world would be humane and just. He gives us…
August 5, 2020
July 29, 2020
State Action AB 3073 is waiting to be scheduled for a hearing in the Senate Human Services Committee. With 5 weeks left in the session and many bills to…
July 29, 2020
July 15, 2020
The Administration proposed a rule in the middle of June that would effectively end asylum, a form of protection meant to give refuge to people fleeing for their lives. The proposed…
July 15, 2020
July 8, 2020
Tweet with us! The Commit to Equity campaign is hosting a Twitter Storm today, Wednesday July 8th starting at 11:00 AM PST and going on throughout the afternoon.  We are asking organizations to take part by using the #TaxCABillionaires and #CommitToEquity hashtags…
July 8, 2020
July 1, 2020
Thank you for joining us for AiQ this week! With the Legislature in CA out of session, our normally full actions are fairly quiet. Still, voices raised together can…
July 1, 2020
June 24, 2020
June 24 Action Items Write or call Senator Mitchell, Assemblymember Ting, and Governor Newsom to tell them thank you for including ITIN filers with children from 0-6 in the…
June 24, 2020
June 17, 2020
June 17 Action Items Call your Senator to tell them why you oppose Assembly Constitutional Amendment 25 unless amended to protect public participation and retain legislative transparency. The amendments…
June 17, 2020
June 10, 2020
June 10 Action Items Check out CA’s budget: Assembly Version; Senate Version. Keep this bill moving forward with us! SB 882 is sitting on the suspense file – which…
June 10, 2020
June 3, 2020
June 3 Action Items How can you support Black liberation in your community? Use this list of bail funds to find ways to support the movement with your dollar…
June 3, 2020
May 20, 2020
May 20 Action Items Mark your calendars for May 19, 2021 for next year’s Lutheran Lobby Day. We just got our permits approved and pray we will once again…
May 20, 2020
April 29, 2020
April 29 Action Items 1. Register for Lobby Day We will gather virtually with Lutherans from around the state for our second annual advocacy day. Our advocacy will focus…
April 29, 2020
April 22, 2020
April 22 Action Items 1. National Day of Action to Boost SNAP Benefits in Next COVID-19 Package Contact your Senators and Representatives (call, email, tag on social media) and urge them…
April 22, 2020
April 15, 2020
April 15 Action Items: Federal advocacy opportunity to meet virtually with Congress members: email regina.banks@elca.org to get involved. Save the dates of March 24 & 27! ELCA Advocacy especially needs California…
April 15, 2020