Advocacy in Quarantine

AIQ will be taking a summer break from now until the 2nd Wednesday in August. We will resume meeting every Wednesday at noon on Zoom then. Feel free to join us! For action items from recent AIQ Meetings scroll down to the bottom of this page.


We are host 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 10, 2022
At AIQ today Andrew shared with us links to several resources related to housing, including a voter guideline for people facing homelessness. https://download.elca.org/ELCA%20Resource%20Repository/Voter%20guidelines%20Homeless%202018%20Final.pdf https://troycarter.house.gov/media/press-releases/congressmembers-announce-new-bipartisan-congressional-disaster-preparedness         
August 10, 2022
June 22, 2022
Call the Governor’s Office and urge him to sign the budget! Then enjoy your summer until the first week in August when we meet again!
June 22, 2022
June 9, 2022
Please contact Governor Newsom and ask him to sign the revised state budget! This budget includes funding for many of the bills we have been working on.
June 9, 2022
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