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AIQ Asks for Wednesday, July 28th

Budget Advocacy; Please write a “thank you” one of the links below. Mention you are from Lutheran Office of Public Policy. Immigration/ Migration Also encourage your pastor to sign on to the letter linked below, “Garment Workers Sign On Letter” Green Burial : Information on proposed legislation.

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ELCA Advocacy Opportunities As We Approach The August Recess

U.S. representatives regularly return to their home districts to stay engaged with their constituents. Traditionally, August Recess is one such time – and while everyone needs some rest and relaxation, lawmakers are likely busy during this period with Town Halls, arranged meetings and other contact points that give you a window to raise your experiences and policy concerns while they are local. Our ELCA advocacy staff reflected on some current events that intersect with federal policy and priorities this year that you can review today in the “August recess opportunity” blog post. The reflections are based upon the ELCA’s social teaching documents and the experiences…

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AIQ for July 7, 2021

With the CA budget passed, these bills we’ve been working on (SB 464 Food4All, SB 107 CalFresh Simple for Seniors, SB 108 State Healthy Food Access) are now being reviewed by the , Assembly Appropriations Committee. Please contact your Assembly Person if they are on this committee and urge full funding for these bills. ASSEMBLY APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE 80 Chair Lorena Gonzales, Dem, San Diego 05 Vice Chair Frank Bigelow, GOP, Sutter Creek, Placerville, Madera 54 Isaac Bryan, Dem, Culver City 57 Lisa Calderon, Dem, Whittier, South El Monte, La Puente, Norwalk, La Mirada, Santa Fe Springs, City of Industry 51…

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Important Up Coming AAMPARO Meetings

AAMPARO July 12th:  Title: Stories from the Southern Border Presenter: Rev. Ray Schellinger, Global Consultant on Immigration and Refugees, International Ministries, American Baptist Churches Summary: Join us to hear stories of resilience from asylum seekers themselves as well as stories from Rev. Ray Schellinger, Global Consultant on Immigration and Refugees International Ministries of the American Baptist Church.  Ray will share about his work at the southern border and share some of the stories he has heard from people there. Participants will learn the types of challenges asylum seekers face and learn about ways they can be involved in providing support…

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AIQ Action for Wednesday, June 9th

This is a very important week for funding of these bills! Health4All Update: Thank all who have been involved for a powerful month of advocating for Health4All in the budget. Leadership is finishing their negotiations, so it’s our last week to keep the pressure up and ensure they hear from us before the budget goes into print on Saturday! Last Friday, Senator Durazo joined several coalition members at Cliníca Romero in Los Angeles for a press event to call on Governor Newsom to cover those age 50+ in the budget. Everyday this week, please help us lift up Friday’s action by tweeting photos from the event and tagging…

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AIQ Action for May 26th

Food4All Call to Action Call/Email Key Decision Makers Call or send your own email Direct calls and emails make a difference! Contact these key decision makers to let them know you want to ensure Food4All is included in the state budget. You can also find your Representative here and share the same message below. Governor Gavin Newsom(916) 445-2841Senate President pro Tempore Toni Atkins(916) 651-4039Speaker of the Assembly, Anthony Rendon(916) 319-2063Senator Nancy Skinner, Chair, Senate Budget Committee(916) 651-4009Assemblymember Phil Ting, Chair, Assembly Budget Committee (916) 319-2019 Sample ScriptHello, My name is _____ from _____ (either location or organization) and I am CALLING/WRITING to…

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California Roars Back: Governor Newsom Announces Largest State Tax Rebate in American History

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:Contact: Governor’s Press OfficeMonday, May 10, 2021(916) 445-4571 Two-thirds of Californians set to benefit from Golden State Stimulus checks amounting to nearly $12 billion in total – the largest state tax rebate in American history Billions in funding for rental relief and water and utility assistance Part of the Governor’s $100 billion California Comeback Plan, a comprehensive recovery plan to tackle five of California’s most persistent challenges SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today previewed his $100 billion California Comeback Plan – the biggest economic recovery package in California’s history – including unprecedented investments to address the state’s most persistent challenges,…

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Bills That Need Attention This Week!

SB 364 (Skinner) – CA Universal School Meals: Sign-on to this budget request by tomorrow at 4pm. The crux of this legislation is its funding, so this is crucial. AB 221 (Santiago) – Emergency Food Assistance: Is in Assembly Appropriations. SB 464 (Hurtado) – Food for All: Is in  Senate Appropriations. Health4All’s campaign to have health care for undocumented seniors in the upcoming budget.  They are having a tweetstorm to the governor and legislators among other actions that start today.  Here is a link to customize tweets from your organization:

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