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
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
March 3, 2021
Please consider attending Ecumenical Advocacy Days (EAD)! This is an annual national gathering of Christian advocates and activists. We worship, delve deeply into the pressing issues of the day,…
March 3, 2021
February 24, 2021
Consider signing up for Chase Tibb’s podcast Faith and Capital at: https://faithandcapital.buzzsprout.com/ Write a letter to your state senator and/or assemblyperson stating that as Christians we affirm the Right…
February 24, 2021
February 11, 2021
Let your pastor and congregation know by an announcement in church or a newsletter article that these are some important bills that Lutheran Office of Public Policy-CA will be…
February 11, 2021
February 3, 2021
On a Federal level: If your Congressperson is a Republican email or call them and urge them to support the full stimulus package! California EDD: Let Regina know if…
February 3, 2021
January 27, 2021
Be sure to read this excellent blog linked at the bottom of this post by the Rev. Amy E. Reumann, Director of ELCA Advocacy. Also consider these action steps…
January 27, 2021
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