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
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
July 8, 2020
Tweet with us! The Commit to Equity campaign is hosting a Twitter Storm today, Wednesday July 8th starting at 11:00 AM PST and going on throughout the afternoon.  We are asking organizations to take part by using the #TaxCABillionaires and #CommitToEquity hashtags…
July 8, 2020
July 1, 2020
Thank you for joining us for AiQ this week! With the Legislature in CA out of session, our normally full actions are fairly quiet. Still, voices raised together can…
July 1, 2020
June 24, 2020
June 24 Action Items Write or call Senator Mitchell, Assemblymember Ting, and Governor Newsom to tell them thank you for including ITIN filers with children from 0-6 in the…
June 24, 2020
June 17, 2020
June 17 Action Items Call your Senator to tell them why you oppose Assembly Constitutional Amendment 25 unless amended to protect public participation and retain legislative transparency. The amendments…
June 17, 2020
June 10, 2020
June 10 Action Items Check out CA’s budget: Assembly Version; Senate Version. Keep this bill moving forward with us! SB 882 is sitting on the suspense file – which…
June 10, 2020