Read the latest updates from LOPPCA.

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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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 the legislature in response to the Governor’s 2024 proposed budget. You can read that letter and see what other bills and budget letters we’ve been signing onto so far this year on our Sign On Letters page. We express our concerns over funding delays and cuts to critical programs and services in Human Services, Housing & Homelessness, and Climate/Environment. Committee hearings are ramping up! That means we’ll need your voice contacting…

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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 for a permanent bilateral ceasefire in Gaza. Call/email/write to your representatives to call for a permanent ceasefire. Continue to sign up for Lobby Day on May 15th! We currently have 19 legislative meetings scheduled, and more are to come! Join us again next week at AIQ as we discuss more bills and prepare you for advocacy steps as bills start to go to their first policy committee hearings.

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No AIQ on 3/6

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

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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 to pay attention to next week include: Assembly Budget Subcommittee #1 on Health – Monday, Feb. 26th, 4 pm Senate Budget Subcommittee #2 on Resources, Enviro. Protection, & Energy – Thursday, Feb. 29th, 9:30 am Senate Budget Subcommittee #3 on Health & Human Services – Thursday, Feb. 29th, 9:30 am You can find upcoming legislative hearings at the following pages: Assembly budget hearings All Assembly committee hearings; updated daily All Senate…

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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 what bills exist from our coalition partners following this week as well. Follow along with LOPP as we track various legislation this year in our 2024 bill tracker. News and notes: Registration is open for Lutheran Lobby Day 2024! Sign up at the link on our website page, which can be found here.

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March 5 Voter Guide

Are you confused or want to know more about the March 5th California ballot proposition? Do you want to hear about the proposition from a faith perspective? If so, check out the recording of the discussion we had at St. John’s Lutheran Church Sacramento on Sunday, February 11th! You can find that video on our YouTube channel. Linked here. Additionally, a PDF document can be found below outlining LOPP’s official position on the proposition along with our rationale for that position, what the proposition wording is on the ballot, and additional resources you can reference when deciding how you would…

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