Draft of new ELCA Social Message on Human Rights!

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 Represented at the Clean Air Bill Signing

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.

Save the Date – 500th Anniversary Tree Planting

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!