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. AIQ is CANCELLED for 6/19 in observance of Juneteenth.


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

June 17, 2024

No AIQ 6/19

AIQ is cancelled for this Wednesday, June 19th as we take the time to observe Juneteenth. Want to learn more about the Juneteenth holiday? Check out this page from…

June 17, 2024
May 9, 2024

AIQ News: 5/8/24

Most bills we’ve been following this year are in their respective Appropriations Committee and waiting on final hearings to determine if they will continue this session. Stay tuned for…

May 9, 2024
April 16, 2024

No AIQ 4/17

AIQ is CANCELLED for Wednesday, April 17th due to our staff being otherwise engaged in committee hearings and a conference. Don’t forget to call your Senator to support SB…

April 16, 2024
April 4, 2024

AIQ News: 4/3/24

It’s the active season in the California state legislature! Bills are moving through their various policy committees, and we at LOPPCA are in attendance giving our support in many…

April 4, 2024
March 26, 2024

No AIQ on 3/27

Due to the Legislature having their spring recess this week, their are no major updates or weekly homework share, so we are cancelling AIQ for this week, Wednesday, March…

March 26, 2024
March 13, 2024

AIQ News: 3/13/24

Many bills have recently been added to our 2024 bill tracker. Check them out here: Bill Trackers Our official LOPPCA budget letter has been completed and turned in to…

March 13, 2024
March 6, 2024

AIQ News 3/6/24

While we didn’t meet for AIQ today, there are still advocacy actions you can take this week! Check out the news release of the ELCA Conference of Bishops calling…

March 6, 2024
March 5, 2024

No AIQ on 3/6

AIQ is cancelled for Wednesday, March 6th due to conflicting budget hearing schedules. Join us again on the 13th!

March 5, 2024
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