A draft of the new ELCA Social Message on Human Rights is now available! Click on picture to see the draft. On the page, follow the link to a questionnaire to share your thoughts. The public comment period will close on August 31st, after which the draft will be finalized and submitted to Church Council.
LOPP was represented by our Policy Council Chair, Sharon Heck, at signing of AB 617-the Clean Air Bill in Bell Gardens. Assemblywoman Christina Garcia introduced this bill and the signing was in her neighborhood at the City of Bell Gardens Community Youth Center. For more information about the bill and its possible impacts on this neighborhood click here.
Join us October 9th for a tree planting ceremony celebrating the 500th Anniversary of Martin Luther’s 95 Theses. Bishop Guy Erwin and Ruth Ivory-Moore, Director of Energy and Environment for ELCA Advocacy in Washington D.C., will be with us in Sacramento. Approval for tree-planting in Capitol Park is pending, but we will plant a tree(s) somewhere!
Keep up to date on what’s happening with two housing bills from the halls of the Capitol. Housing California Update
Lutherans are taking action across the country! Linked below you will find ELCA Advocacy’s monthly State Advocacy Newsletter that includes a report from California. Share with your friends!