Our fearless leader, Regina Banks, is attending the 27th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP27) in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt from November 6th-November 18th. A week and a half has already passed and Regina has been in a whirlwind of networking, connecting with other delegates, meetings, and events. What exactly has it been like to be part of an advocacy delegation from the US at COP27? Hear about it from Regina in this interview with Texas Impact! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSbXstXDQ_o
Act in support of legislation to safeguard future elections. Go to this link on ELCA Advocacy to take action: https://support.elca.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=1562
These recommendations by the Policy Council of the Lutheran Office of Public Policy-California are made within the framework of the principals, values, and commitments of ELCA Social Statements and Social Messages. Download PDF Document Below.
On August 3rd, farm workers launched a 24-day, 335-mile “March for the Governor’s Signature” from the UFW’s historic Delano CA 40 Acres. They’re arriving on August 26th at the State Capitol in Sacramento. Will you join us for our final steps?
Farm workers are marching to win the right to vote for a union, free from intimidation and threats. This march is to convince Gov. Gavin Newsom to sign AB 2183, the Agricultural Labor Relations Voting Choice Act (AB 2183-Stone). The bill will give more choices to farm workers so they can vote without fear. Farm workers will be able to vote in secret whenever and wherever they feel safe.
Be a part of history. On August 26, thousands of farm workers and supporters will march the last mile from Sacramento’s Southside park to the big finish at the capitol. Join us!
At AIQ today Andrew shared with us links to several resources related to housing, including a voter guideline for people facing homelessness.
ELCA Advocacy and LOPPCA would love to see you in Delano CA on August 3 to support AB-2183, measure to support CA farmworkers. The bill has passed both houses of the legislature and this action is to urge Gov. Newsom to sign it into law. Plans for on-site are still unfolding but we wanted to give you a chance to join the action.
If you’re interested in coming or bringing members of your congregation please email Regina Banks at Regina.firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
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.
1. Please send out this announcement to your congregation encouraging everyone to register for Lutheran Lobby Day on Wednesday, May 18th:
Lutheran Lobby Day is Wednesday, May 18th: Advocate with us on Lutheran Lobby Day, Wednesday, May 18th as we respond to our baptismal calling as Lutherans to strive for justice and peace in all the earth. We are grounded in Lutheran theology, and all are welcome regardless of faith or lobbying experience. We will gather virtually on Zoom to pray, learn, and meet with California’s legislators. Go to https://lutheranpublicpolicyca.org/lobby-day-2022 to register.
2. Also: it is not too late to register for Ecumenical Advocacy Days, April 25th-27th. EAD 2022 is a virtual gathering to be held April 25-27, 2022. Register today! https://advocacydays.org/. Scholarships are available at https://blogs.elca.org/advocacy/ecumenical-advocacy-days-with-scholarships/
3. Immigrant Day of Action April 26th: Are you ready to build an equitable California where everyone—our family, friends, colleagues and neighbors can thrive? Join us Tuesday, April 26, 2022, as we gather our collective power virtually for Immigrant Day of Action! to register go to: https://caimmigrant.org/event/immigrant-day-2022/