JPAC’s Legislative Agenda is Announced

On May 12, JPAC’s Advocacy Day will be in full swing! Advocates will lobby on three main issues: budget cut restoration for programs for needy seniors, a hunger bill package, and preschool for all.  We are also pleased to announce our support for several other bills of interest and importance to our members, including Atkins’ affordable …

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JPAC’s Lobbying Efforts Pay Off in Sacramento

On May 13, over 85 advocates from across the State represented JPAC in meetings with 53 legislators.  We lobbied our representatives to support SB 840 (Lara) on anti-bullying efforts in schools, SB 1165 (Mitchell, Block) on anti human trafficking programs and SB 1388 (Lieu) on increasing penalties for human trafficking, and requesting support for increasing …

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California’s 2013 Budget Projection

The Legislative Analysts Office has released their outlook for the 2013-2014 fiscal year and project a $1.9 billion deficit. While this could be considered a budget crisis (and in most economies it is), it is a vast improvement over the deficit originally projected.  Click here for more information about the LAO’s analysis.

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Proposition 30 Passed!

Proposition 30 Passed! At JPAC’s most recent Board meeting, held on October 24, 2012 at the LA Jewish Federation building, the Board voted 8-0, with 13 abstentions to support Proposition 30.  JPAC sent a letter of support to Governor Brown’s Proposition 30 campaign in advance of the November 6th election.  You can read our letter …

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