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AiQ Health Care State

AIQ News for February 2, 2022

Assembly Bill 1400: Sadly, the single-payer health care measure, Assembly Bill 1400 known as CalCare failed to come a vote, after its author couldn’t round up enough support before Monday’s deadline.  Because it was introduced last year, it needed to pass the Assembly by Monday January 31st to continue through the legislative process. Many advocates of this bill were very disappointed.

State Bill Introduction Deadline: February 18th is the deadline for bills to be introduced in the state legislature. After that date LOPP-CA will set its priorities for the year.

LOPP-CA Lobby Day 2022: Our lobby day is set for Wednesday, May 18th. Save that date and join us!

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AiQ Enviroment Health Care

AIQ Updates for Wednesday 01/26/2022

Yesterday at AIQ we had two guest speakers. Phillip Kim representing AB 1400 (CalCare) California’s version of Medicare for All and RL Miller Director of Climate Hawks Vote speaking for the campaign for save rooftop solar.

We thank both of our speakers for keeping us informed on these important issues.

AB 1400 (CalCare): Phillip Kim stressed the importance of advocating right now for passage of AB 1400 in the Assembly. It must come to a vote in the Assembly by January 31st. He urged us to join email List for regular updates. Here are some links for more information.

CalCare Fact Sheets

http://bit.ly/AB1400factsheet

https://bit.ly/calcareprinciples

https://bit.ly/ACA11factsheet

https://act.medicare4all.org/signup/calcare-mfa

https://act.medicare4all.org/signup/calcare-101

Rooftop Solar: RL Millr stressed that the California Public Utilities Commission is poised to kill off much of the rooftop solar industry in California with a plan to slash solar incentives. She urged us to Call the Governor’s office at 916-445-2841 and say something along these lines: I am against the proposed Solar Penalty Fee! Nobody should pay a penalty for putting solar panels on their roof and California should be doing more, not less, to promote rooftop solar. Please show us you are serious about rate hikes, blackouts and air pollution. Say no to the utilities’ profit grab, and yes to helping millions of working and middle class people get solar.

Here is a link she left us with: https: https://actionnetwork.org/letters/send-a-letter-to-save-california-solar/?

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AiQ State Updates

California Redistricting is Complete!

It’s important to learn what Congressional, State Senate and State Assembly Districts you are in. These will be our districts for the next ten years, beginning with the June 2022 Primary. I used the following link to find mine. It is important to click just one final map at a time to see the districts you are in. If you are close to a line between two districts you can put in your exact address to make sure which one you are in. I needed to do that to verify my State Senate District.

https://www.wedrawthelinesca.org/final_maps

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AiQ Federal Legislation Racial Justice

Support the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act!

ELCA Advocacy is urging all of us to contact our senators urging them to support the John Lewis Voting Rights Act. If you have friends or relatives in states other than California, especially urge them to contact their senators. This is crucial to saving our democracy. Here is a link to an ELCA Advocacy contact form. https://support.elca.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=1426

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Education Enviroment Events UN/National Updates Uncategorized

The ELCA is at COP26!

May be an image of text that says '"Human behavior may change through economic incentive, guilt about the past, or fear about the future. But as people of biblical faith, who live together in trust and hope, our primary motivation is the call to be God' and to do justice." caregivers UNCLIMATE CHANGE CO NFERENCE UK2021 UK IN PARTNERSHIP WITH ITALY 310CT-12 NOV 2021 GLASGOW ELCA social statement Caring for Creation: Vision, Hope, and Justice (pg.8) advocacy #ELCAatCOP26'

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Education Enviroment Events UN/National Updates

Regina is at COP 26!

Regina is attending the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow on the 31 October – 12 November 2021. The COP26 summit will bring parties together to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. The UK is committed to working with all countries and joining forces with civil society, companies and people on the frontline of climate change to inspire climate action ahead of COP26.

She should have lots of stories to share when she returns!

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AiQ

AIQ is On Hold

AIQ is on hold until the State Legislature meets again the first week of January. We may rename it at that time, but we will meet again on Wednesdays at noon beginning in January.

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AiQ Children's Issues Hunger Issues Immigrant Justice Poverty

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 https://abic.us/events/the-path-forward-briefing-with-sen-bob-menendez-on-immigration-via-budget-reconciliation/?emci=9ccd605d-afef-eb11-a7ad-501ac57b8fa7&emdi=7eb4aa51-b1ef-eb11-a7ad-501ac57b8fa7&ceid=5839587

Also encourage your pastor to sign on to the letter linked below,

“Garment Workers Sign On Letterhttps://docs.google.com/document/d/1pmbiSC0J8085TBp2VSS2qBtuyB1LshdDJD-ItgXcIto/edit?usp=sharing

Green Burial : Information on proposed legislation.

https://recompose.life/help-bring-recompose-to-california/

https://recompose.life

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AiQ Children's Issues Federal Legislation

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 of its congregations, ministries and partners to end world hunger and stand up for policies that create opportunities to overcome poverty, promote peace and dignity, preserve God’s creation and promote racial and gender justice.
On  It will take place on Thursday, July 22, 2021 from 1-1:30 p.m. EDTyou’re invited to the “ELCA Advocacy Network Conference Call: August Recess Possibilities” to hear directly from staff about the current federal policy landscape. Additional details and registration found here. As we enter into the month of August, consider attending one of your lawmaker’s Town Halls or arranging a direct meeting yourself. Resources on how to do each and more can be found at the ELCA Advocacy Resource Page. To find out more, visit the ELCA August Recess Blog, and share how you are planning to take action this summer using #ELCAadvocacy on social media.

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AiQ Hunger Issues Immigrant Justice Poverty

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 Wendy Carillo, Dem, Los Angeles

49 Ed Chau, Dem, Monterey Park San Gabriel Valley

01 Megan Dahle, GOP, Redding, Nevada City

73 Laurie Davies, GOP, Mission Viejo, Laguna Beach, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Dana Point

34 Vince Fong, GOP, Kern County, Bakersfield

45 Jesse Gabriel, Dem, Woodland Hills, west San Fernando Valley

56 Eduardo Garcia, Dem, Coachella, Imperial Valley

10 Mark Levine, Dem, San Rafael, Petaluma, Santa Rosa

20 Bill Quirk, Dem, Hayward, southeast Bay Area

30 Robert Rivas, Dem, Salinas, Morgan Hill, Soledad, Hollister

79 Akilah Weber, Dem, San Diego