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News from Andrew Fuller, ELCA Program Director for Housing and Human Needs

At AIQ today Andrew shared with us links to several resources related to housing, including a voter guideline for people facing homelessness. https://blogs.elca.org/worldhunger/housing/ 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         
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Farmworkers Rights March

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.banks@elca.org
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AIQ News for 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!
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AIQ News for 06/08/2022

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.
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Important AIQ Items This Week, Wednesday April 6, 2022!

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/
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LOPP-CA Legislative Priorities

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  who lost a parent or caregiver to COVID-19 and eligible foster youth. The bill also lays the groundwork so one day California can expand the program             to all children living in low-income circumstances. AB 2180 (Wicks), The Children of Incarcerated Parents and Caregivers Taskforce. This bill would establish the Taskforce for Children with incarcerated parents and caregivers as California lacks a statewide entity that focuses on identifying and addressing the needs of system-impacted children. Asm. Wicks will be including this bill in her working class families package of bills as an emphasis to the disproportionate impact mass incarceration has on working class families, especially women, and the destabilization that leads to. AB 2589 (Santiago) This bill will would provide a 1-time payment of $2000 per child dependent to California residents who made less than $30,000 in 2021 and file their taxes.    Increase the California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC) minimum tax credit to about $255 per eligible tax filer. AB 2589 would benefit approximately 5 million Californians, including 2 million children. AB 1615 (Ting) Foster Youth Housing: This bill would …
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