California’s Insurance Commissioner on Iran Divestment

Commissioner Dave Jones recently updated the California Department of Insurance’s website to detail the work that his office has accomplished on Iran divestment.  The website can be viewed here. An excerpt from the website is below: The Department has developed a list of companies doing business with the Iranian oil and natural gas, nuclear, and …

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JPAC thanks CSU and UC Presidents for opposing ASA Boycott

In December 2013, the American Studies Association issued an academic boycott of Israeli colleges and universities because it contends that Israeli policies have deprived Palestinian scholars and students of their academic freedoms.  While we know this is absolutely false and Israeli universities are open to all, many American universities and professors shamefully signed onto this …

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State Legislators Oppose Divestment on UC campuses

June 17, 2013– On June 7, 2013, 36 members of the State Legislature, led by Senate president pro tem Darrell Steinberg and Assembly Budget Chair Bob Blumenfield, signed onto a letter to the UC Regents congratulating them on their stance against efforts by some UC student governments to urge University of California to divest from …

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Advocacy Day 2013 Press Release

May 21, 2013 For immediate release: On May 20 and 21, over 60 representatives from 13 Jewish organizations across California came to Sacramento to participate in the 2013 Jewish Public Affairs Committee of California (JPAC) Advocacy Day in Sacramento. Advocates heard from high-ranking public officials including State Treasurer Bill Lockyer, Senate President Pro Tem Darrell …

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State Legislators Meet with JPAC Board

On January 29, 2013, JPAC Board members from all over the State met in Sacramento for our first meeting of 2013.  Led by our new Board chair Dave Rand, we discussed our priorities and legislative goals for 2013, and chatted with Israeli Consul General of San Francisco Dr. Andy David, as well as newly elected …

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Press Release: Senator Darrell Steinberg issues statement in response to the negotiated ceasefire between Israel and Hamas

(Sacramento, CA) — Senator Darrell Steinberg, President pro Tem of the California Senate, makes the following statement in response to the negotiated ceasefire between the Government of Israel and Palestinian Hamas: “I welcome the announcement of a ceasefire agreement between the Government of Israel and Palestinian Hamas. The Israeli Government should be commended for allowing …

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Elected Officials Speak Up in Support of Israel

During the current Israel-Gaza conflict, California elected officials from State and local government have made statements in support of Israel.  JPAC appreciates their ongoing support in standing with Israel against terror. Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg: “I welcome the announcement of a ceasefire agreement between the Government of Israel and Palestinian Hamas. The Israeli …

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