A Successful Advocacy Day

JPAC’s 2015 Advocacy Day was a huge success.  With over 95 advocates in attendance, we lobbied more than 45 legislators on bills and issues that impact the overall health and well being of the State of California. The event kicked off Monday night with state legislators and their staff joining JPAC advocates at a reception …

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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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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’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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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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Save the Date: JPAC’s Advocacy Day 2014

SAVE THE DATE for JPAC’s ANNUAL ADVOCACY DAY 2014 May 12th – May 13th Join Jewish community members from across the State to influence decision-makers in Sacramento on issues of concern to the broader Jewish Community. LOCATION: Citizen Hotel, 926 J Street Sacramento 95814 SCHEDULE: Monday, May 12: 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. – Legislators’ Reception …

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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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JPAC’s 2013 Advocacy Day Agenda is Confirmed!

JPAC’s Advocacy Day agenda is a full day and half of exciting speakers and lobbying. Advocacy Day highlights include: *Legislators’ Reception honoring Assembly Speaker John Perez *Welcome address from Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg *Panel discussion on The Intersection of Gun Safety & Adequate Mental Health Resources, with Senator Kevin De Leon, Assembly Member …

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