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Hear from Regina at COP27!

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

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2022 Ballot Measure Recommendations

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. https://lutheranpublicpolicyca.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/November-2022-Ballot-Measure-Voter-Guide.pdf

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United Farm Workers March Final Day!

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…

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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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