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- Virtual Lobby Week 2022 Registration is Now Open
This action comes from NCJWLA.org
We are excited to present our yearly virtual lobby efforts—and for the first time, we will host a week-long advocacy event! Every year, alongside NCJW California Sections, we come together to advocate for legislation that uplifts Women, Children, and Families.
This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to talk with legislators alongside other advocates about the issues affecting communities across California.
This year our legislative agenda is centered on issues around Affordable Childcare, Reproductive Freedom, End to Homelessness, and Build Economic Security by Addressing Poverty & Building Assets (LA Section Only)
Here is a sneak peek of our schedule:
NCJW-California's Virtual Lobby Day 2022 Kick-off April 25, 2022, 9:00 am-12:00 pm -
Learn about the bills we are advocating for this year and hear from experts: Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia, chair of the California Legislative Women's Caucus, Shimica Gaskins, President and CEO of GRACE; and State Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan's Legislative Aid Sarah Goodman.
Virtual Lobby Week April 26-28 Join LA Section advocates from 4/26-4/28 for our virtual lobby visit with Senate and Assembly members. We will secure more meetings and allow advocates more flexibility to participate in as many meetings as possible in hosting a Lobby Week.
Virtual LA Section's Training: chose from two training options to learn along with other advocates about our 2022 legislative agenda, meeting roles, talking points, and much more. Training options are Thursday, April 21, 11:00 am – 12: 00 pm OR Monday, April 25, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm.
Our legislative agenda includes
- AB 1666 prevents lawsuits in California courts enforcing out-of-state laws that criminalize California medical personnel or anyone else who aids an abortion of a woman from another state.
- AB 92 will create an equitable sliding scale for family fees and temporarily waive family fees for all families through 2023 to reduce the hardships of the pandemic.
- AB 1816 creates a reentry housing and workforce development program to allow people with recent histories of incarceration to exit homelessness and remain stable in the house.
- SB 1341 establishes a statewide guaranteed income pilot program to provide approximately 15,000 12th grade students experiencing homelessness with direct cash assistance to support their transition from high school and access to employment and postsecondary education.
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2. Help Gather Signatures!
This national action comes from NCJW, Inc
$875 Million in Annual Funding for Affordable Housing and Homelessness Solutions is at Stake! Help United House LA Ensure the United to House L.A. Ballot Measure Qualifies. This ballot Initiative Aims To Fight LA Homelessness By Taxing Top-Dollar Property Deals.
3. Check Your Eligibility for State Programs and Services
This statewide action comes from California Mortgage Relief Program
Are you falling behind on your housing payments? You are not alone. Help is here for California homeowners.
The California Mortgage Relief Program uses federal Homeowner Assistance Funds to help homeowners get caught up on their housing payments. The program is free, and the funds do not need to be repaid.
The California Mortgage Relief Program is part of the state's Housing is Key initiative.
To learn more about the program and eligibility, visit California Mortgage Relief Program.
4. Check Your Eligibility for Local Programs and Services
This local action comes from LA County.
Guaranteed Income Program Coming to LA County!
LA County's new guaranteed income program—Breathe—is one of the biggest in the nation. It will distribute $1,000/month to 1,000 select eligible LA County residents for three years.
Applications are open through Wednesday, April 13. For more information on the program and eligibility, visit breathe.lacounty.gov.
5. Join our Monthly Advocacy Working Group Meetings!
This local action comes from NCJWLA, Inc.
These monthly meetings are a space for community members, leaders, and advocates to learn, plan, and reimagine what can be possible WHEN communities join forces and advocate for the issues impacting those most in need. NCJW|LA is an open and safe place; we encourage, welcome, and celebrate diversity and inclusivity at our meetings.
We hope to see you all! Our monthly meetings are NOW ONLINE and take place on the 1st Thursday of each month from 3:00–4:30 pm. Our next meeting is on Thursday, May 5
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