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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 the National Museum of African American History & Culture. Join us again on Wednesday, June 26th at noon!

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Apply for Hunger Advocacy Fellowship!

Exciting news! The Lutheran Office of Public Policy-California is up again on the rotation for the Hunger Advocacy Fellowship with the ELCA. We are hiring a fellow to serve in our office from September 2024-August 2025 in Sacramento. The job details, including the link to apply, can be found below: Apply to be a Hunger Advocacy Fellow with LOPP-CA! Do you have specific questions about the fellowship duties or experience? Contact our Legislative Coordinator, Savannah Jorgensen, who previously served as a fellow in our office.

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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 our discussion on the Governor’s May Revise, which is the updated state budget that is released every year in May. The May Revise is being announced this Friday, May 10th. We will cover the updated state budget situation at AIQ on Wednesday, May 22nd. Join us! Lobby Day is nearly here! Check out our priority bills for 2024. Advocacy actions for the week: Call your state Senators and ask them to…

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Lobby Day Schedule Released

Check out our specific schedule for Lobby Day 2024 here! The fun begins at 8:30 am at St. John’s Lutheran Church Sacramento. Once you register, you will receive more detailed information regarding meeting groups and your legislative meetings in closer to May 15th.

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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 1497 (Menjivar), which is being heard in Senate Environmental Quality Committee tomorrow, 4/17! This bill would require fossil fuel companies to pay for the damages their products have and will cause to residents of the state. This is a critical attempt at loss and damages funding on the state level. Join us again for AIQ next Wednesday, April 24th.

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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 hearings. Some upcoming hearings of key bills we’re supporting this session include: AB 2191 (Santiago) – being heard in Assembly Revenue & Taxation on Monday, April 8th AB 2728 (Gabriel) – a follow up bill to SB 4 from last year; being heard in Assembly Housing & Community Development on Wednesday, April 10th AB 2090 (Irwin) – being heard in Assembly Agriculture on Wednesday, April 10th If your legislator is on…

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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 27th. The following bills will be heard in committees early next week and will need our support: AB 2785 (Wilson)- strengthening tenant protections through rental app fee reform; hearing on Tues., April 2nd in Asm. Judiciary Committee AB 3170 (Ortega)- preventing hospitals from implementing blanket drug testing on pregnant persons receiving care & reporting to CPS; hearing on Tues., April 2nd in Asm. Judiciary Committee SB 1061 (Limón)- prohibiting credit card…

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2024 LOPPCA Budget Letter

We have completed our budget letter containing our concerns and asks regarding the proposed 2024 State Budget. The letter has been sent to the budget committees in the Assembly and Senate. Our asks come from consideration of our partner coalitions’ budget concerns and our faith discernment of the Governor’s proposed budget text. Apart from our LOPP specific budget letter, LOPP signs onto other budget and bill letters that come through our networks throughout the legislative session as well. You can find our budget letter and some other sign-ons we’ve done so far in 2024 on our Sign On Letters page.

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