JPAC Advocacy Day 2022

Advocacy Day is Back In Person for Our 50th Anniversary!

As JPAC’s premier annual event, Advocacy Day provides an empowering opportunity for California’s Jewish community members and allies to engage in the political process and advocate for a wide range of issues.


During this two-day gathering, you will:

  • Hear from some of the state’s most powerful lawmakers and activists
  • Practice and participate in direct lobbying
  • Have access to exclusive networking opportunities with elected officials, Jewish organizational leaders, and lay leaders from across the state

No prior experience necessary.


*We want to ensure that financial constraints do not get in the way of your participation in Advocacy Day. If our registration rates are out of reach for you, please contact to discuss discounted rates.

Students and Young Adults

Thanks to a generous donation, JPAC is now offering full scholarships (including hotel and flights) for students and a select number of young adults to join us at Advocacy Day:

Keynote Speakers

The Honorable

Eleni Kounalakis

Lieutenant Governor of California

The Honorable

Rob Bonta

Attorney General of California


Monday, May 9, 2022

  • 5:00pm: Registration Opens
  • 5:30pm – 7pm: Special Reception with State Legislators & Award Presentation
  • 7pm – 9pm: Dinner with Jewish Caucus (optional for an additional fee)
  • 9pm+: Young Professional Networking Event

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

  • 8:00am: Breakfast Available
  • 8:30 – 10am: Breakfast Plenary and Keynote Addresses
  • 10:10 – 11am: Breakout Panels
    • Combating Hate Through Coalition-Building
    • Rising to the Moment in a Time of Crisis: Serving Immigrants, Refugees, and Asylum Seekers
    • Under 40 | Pulling Back the Curtains: What It’s Like to Be A Young Professional in the Capitol
  • 11:10 – 11:40am: Advocacy Groups Meet and Prepare Roles
  • 12pm – 12:45pm: Lunch Plenary and Award Presentations
  • 1:30pm – 4pm: Lobbying at the State Capitol

All programming will take place at the Citizen Hotel – 926 J Street, Sacramento – except for lobby visits, which are a short walk to the nearby State Capitol


With thanks to our generous sponsors:

  • Nicole and Allan Mutchnik
  • Jewish Family and Children’s Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties
  • Holocaust Museum Los Angeles
  • Koret Foundation
  • Cece Feiler