Advocacy, Info, & Questions

We try to meet every Wednesday at noon on Zoom. Feel free to join us! For action items from recent AIQ Meetings scroll down to the bottom of this page.


We 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.

2024 Legislative Calendar

Action Items

February 21, 2024

AIQ News: 2/21/24

Budget subcommittee hearings ramp up beginning the week of February 26th in both houses of the state legislature. LOPP will be attending hearings throughout the legislative session. Key ones…

February 21, 2024
February 14, 2024

AIQ News: 2/14/24

We are continuing to monitor legislation being introduced. The deadline for bills to be introduced in the 2024 session is this Friday. We will start to know more about…

February 14, 2024
February 7, 2024

AIQ News: 2/7/24

All 2023 bills have been acted on or died for this 2-year legislative session as of last week. Some, like SB 85 (Wiener) – case management services for refugees,…

February 7, 2024
January 31, 2024

AiQ News: 1/31/24

As more bills get introduced in the legislature, LOPP tracks critical bills that affect justice efforts in the state. You can follow along with what we’re tracking by checking…

January 31, 2024
January 18, 2024

AiQ News: 1/17/24

AiQ resumed for the new year today. Advocates heard updates about the 2024-25 proposed state budget as well as the legislative landscape in 2024. Key notes: State Budget- While…

January 18, 2024
January 10, 2024

AiQ Begins Jan. 17

Welcome to the start of a new year and a new legislative session! Get ready to hit the ground running with us next week on Wednesday, January 17th at…

January 10, 2024
September 13, 2023

AiQ News: 9/13/23

Great news, advocates! SB 4 passed out of the legislature and is on its way to the Governor! This is the product of years of advocacy, and we cannot…

September 13, 2023
August 17, 2023

AiQ News: 8/16/23

AiQ has started again now that the legislature is back in session. Some key updates following the legislative recess include: Appropriations hearings are taking place the next 2 weeks….

August 17, 2023
July 12, 2023

AiQ News: 7/12/23

SB 4 (Wiener): Affordable housing on faith-based lands – passed out of Assembly Natural Resources Committee with amendments on 7/10. It next heads to Appropriations. SB 253 (Wiener): Climate…

July 12, 2023
July 5, 2023

No AIQ 7/5

AiQ is cancelled today because of the 4th of July holiday. See you next Wednesday, July 12th! If you missed last week’s AiQ, here are some resources we shared…

July 5, 2023
June 7, 2023

AIQ News: 6/7/23

Thank you to those of you who called in last week about AB 249 (Holden)! It successfully passed out of the Assembly and will be sent to the Senate…

June 7, 2023
May 31, 2023

AIQ News: 5/31/23

Thanks to our continued advocacy, SB 4 (Wiener) The Affordable Housing on Faith-Based Lands Act, has passed out of the Senate! Continue to engage with us at AiQ to…

May 31, 2023
May 25, 2023

AIQ News: 5/24/23

3 of our 4 Lobby Day bills passed out of their Appropriations committees! SB 4 (Wiener), AB 249 (Holden), and AB 660 (Irwin) will be heard and voted on…

May 25, 2023
May 10, 2023

AIQ News: 5/10/23

SB 4 (Wiener)- The Affordable Housing on Faith & Higher Education Lands Act of 2023 will be heard in Senate Appropriations on 5/15. Call your senator to voice support…

May 10, 2023
May 4, 2023

SB 4 Testimony

Check out the short video linked below to hear LOPP Director, Regina Banks, testify on SB 4 (Wiener). SB 4 would streamline and make easier the process for nonprofits…

May 4, 2023
April 19, 2023

Pre-Lobby Day Bill Discussion 2023

Check out the following conversation with Hunger Advocacy Fellow, Savannah Jorgensen, and California EnviroVoters Legislative Affairs Manager, Fatima Iqbal-Zubair, as they discuss 3 environmental bills we’re tracking ahead of…

April 19, 2023
April 12, 2023

AIQ News: 4/12/23

SB 253 (Wiener)- The Climate Corporate Data Accountability Act is being heard in the Senate Judiciary Committee on April 18. If your senator is on this committee, reach out…

April 12, 2023
April 4, 2023

No AIQ on 4/5

Have a blessed and rejuvenating Holy Week! Join us again for AIQ on Wednesday, April 12th at 12 pm PT.

April 4, 2023
March 23, 2023

AIQ News: 3/22/23

The Southwest California Synod hosted a meeting on World Water Day for celebrations, reflections, and calls-to-action on water and water justice. Here are some bills related to water that…

March 23, 2023
March 15, 2023

AIQ News: 3/15/23

SB 253 (Wiener)- The Climate Corporate Leadership & Data Accountability Act, a bill LOPPCA is strongly supporting along with our various coalition partners, is being heard in committee TODAY!…

March 15, 2023