Advocacy Day

JPAC Advocacy Day 2018
May 14-15, 2018

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.

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, and; 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, California Secretary of State Alex Padilla, and California Attorney general Xavier Becerra. 

Click here for more information and to register

Citizen Hotel, Sacramento
$189.00 per night. You must book prior to April 16, 2018 to get this rate.
To book your hotel room please call 916-492-4460 or 866-949-0777 and ask for the “JPAC – Jewish Public Affairs Committee Room Block” or book online here.


Monday, May 14
5:30 pm-6:45 pm Legislators Reception Awarding Legislator of the Year Award
7:00 pm Dinner with members of the Legislative Jewish Caucus

Tuesday, May 15
8:00 am – 9:00 am Breakfast
9:00 am Welcome, panel discussions, lobbying training
12:00 pm Keynote speaker and Lunch
1:00 pm Lay Leader of the Year Award
1:15 pm – 4:30 pm Lobbying meetings with legislators at the Capitol


A package of anti-poverty bills that aim to tackle youth poverty and homelessness in California

Budget ask for Holocaust Survivors who are struggling to live out their days with dignity

Budget ask to train administrators, law enforcement, faculty, and students on how to best respond to hate and intergroup conflict on college campuses


The JPAC Student Leader Scholarship Fund is an opportunity to sponsor Jewish student leaders to attend JPAC’s Advocacy Day and train the next generation of Jewish leaders on advocacy. To learn more and donate, click HERE.