Advocacy in Quarantine

We are currently meeting every Wednesday at noon on Zoom. Feel free yo join us! For action items from recent AIQ Meetings scroll down to the bottom of this page. See you next Wednesday!


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
March 3, 2022
Bill Priorities for LOPP-CA 2022 for the 2022 Legislative Session:  SB 854 (Skinner), the HOPE for Children Act. This bill would establish California’s first baby bond program for children…
March 3, 2022
February 17, 2022
Urgent: Please call Dianne Feinstein’s San Francisco office at  (415) 393-0707 and state that you want all the provisions dealing with housing that were part of the Build Back…
February 17, 2022
February 2, 2022
Assembly Bill 1400: Sadly, the single-payer health care measure, Assembly Bill 1400 known as CalCare failed to come a vote, after its author couldn’t round up enough support before…
February 2, 2022
January 27, 2022
Yesterday at AIQ we had two guest speakers. Phillip Kim representing AB 1400 (CalCare) California’s version of Medicare for All and RL Miller Director of Climate Hawks Vote speaking…
January 27, 2022
January 13, 2022
It’s important to learn what Congressional, State Senate and State Assembly Districts you are in. These will be our districts for the next ten years, beginning with the June…
January 13, 2022
October 27, 2021
AIQ is on hold until the State Legislature meets again the first week of January. We may rename it at that time, but we will meet again on Wednesdays…
October 27, 2021
July 28, 2021
Budget Advocacy; Please write a “thank you“ one of the links below. Mention you are from Lutheran Office of Public Policy. https://nourishca.org/publications/actionalert/take-a-few-minutes-to-say-thanks-for-funding-food4all-and-more-needs-to-be-done/ https://nourishca.org/publications/actionalert/damos-las-gracias-por-financiar-food4all-y-necesitamos-compromisos-a-largo-plazo/ Immigration/ Migration https://abic.us/events/the-path-forward-briefing-with-sen-bob-menendez-on-immigration-via-budget-reconciliation/?emci=9ccd605d-afef-eb11-a7ad-501ac57b8fa7&emdi=7eb4aa51-b1ef-eb11-a7ad-501ac57b8fa7&ceid=5839587 Also encourage your…
July 28, 2021
July 7, 2021
With the CA budget passed, these bills we’ve been working on (SB 464 Food4All, SB 107 CalFresh Simple for Seniors, SB 108 State Healthy Food Access) are now being…
July 7, 2021
June 23, 2021
AAMPARO July 12th:  Title: Stories from the Southern Border Presenter: Rev. Ray Schellinger, Global Consultant on Immigration and Refugees, International Ministries, American Baptist Churches Summary: Join us to hear…
June 23, 2021
June 9, 2021
This is a very important week for funding of these bills! Health4All Update: Thank all who have been involved for a powerful month of advocating for Health4All in the budget. Leadership is finishing their…
June 9, 2021
May 5, 2021
SB 364 (Skinner) – CA Universal School Meals: Sign-on to this budget request by tomorrow at 4pm. The crux of this legislation is its funding, so this is crucial.…
May 5, 2021
March 31, 2021
Bills to support right now in Food and Farming: SB 464 (Hurtado) – Food for All – Would expand the CalFresh benefits available to undocumented immigrants in California (While these folks…
March 31, 2021
March 24, 2021
Important: Contact Diane Feinstein by phone or email and strongly urge her to support ending the filibuster! It the only way that meaningful legislation will be passed. LOPP-CA is…
March 24, 2021
March 10, 2021
Deb Haaland’s confirmation to lead the Department of the Interior could be in jeopardy. If confirmed, Haaland would be the first Indigenous person to manage the Bureau of Indian Affairs…
March 10, 2021