Advocacy Day

JPAC Advocacy Day 2017

JPAC’s annual May Advocacy Day is the culminating effort of months of research, lobbying, coalition building and convening to bring concerned citizens from the Jewish community to Sacramento to meet with key legislators and staff on issues that impact our community, whether it is seniors living on SSI/SSP, early childhood education, or anti-Semitism. Together we can make the voice of the Jewish community heard where it counts. This year, JPAC is particularly concerned about rising cases of Anti-Semitism, the impact of the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, hate crimes, immigration policies that negatively impact California, and budget cuts to critical social services programs that benefit the elderly and our State’s most vulnerable. Please join us!


  1. Immigration rights bill package
  2. Social Services: AB 1520 (Burke)
  3. Nonprofit Security Grant program (budget item)

We will hear from policy experts and legislators during panel discussions on how federal immigration policies and federal changes to the Affordable Care Act will impact California and what we can do about it.

Where: Citizen Hotel 926 J Street Sacramento, CA 95814
When: 5:30 pm on Monday May 8, 2017 -4:30pm on Tuesday May 9, 2017
Registration: $125 for both days; $110 for Tuesday only; $50 for students. Optional Dinner with Jewish Caucus on May 8 is an extra $70.
Agenda: Click Here for schedule of events

Hotel Information:
Citizen Hotel
926 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
916-492-4460 or 866-949-0777
$249.00 per night. You must book prior to April 10, 2017 to get this rate. Reserve online or, call 916-492-4460 or 866-949-0777 and ask for the “JPAC – Jewish Public Affairs Committee Room Block”

Sponsor Advocacy Day! Click HERE for details.

Advocacy Day provides opportunities to:

-Experience the thrill of being in the State Capitol with the largest coalition of Jewish organizations in the nation
-Meet elected officials and engage in meaningful conversations with them
-Hear from issue experts and legislators on cutting edge issues facing Californians
-Network with colleagues and friends from around California

JPAC Advocacy Days have featured speakers including State Treasurer Bill Lockyer, former Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, former Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez, Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones,  State Controller John Chiang, Senate President pro Tem Kevin de Leon, former UC President Mark Yudof, and many others. 

What previous attendees have said about JPAC Advocacy Day:
“I liked the opportunity to learn more about government processes, to feel like I was contributing in some small way, and to spend the time with like-minded colleagues.”

“I like being in Sacramento where the action is. I like being with other Jewish communities. I enjoy hearing from legislators about issues that matter to them.”

“It was a great opportunity to open the door for being able to meet with representatives in the home district offices at a later time.”