January Newsletter

Get ready for a Jam-Packed Year
Spotlight on Advocacy

We welcome new and returning advocacy members to join our 2023 advocacy efforts. This year, we will be kicking-off new advocacy strategy centered on abortion access and its intersection with economic justice. We will also continue to support our local and statewide coalition work to promote the passage of laws and policies that ensure economic security, promote dignity in the workplace, and expand the safety net for families. Our actions will also include Lobby Day 2023, where we connect with our California lawmakers and advocate for legislation that removes economic barriers for women and their families, securing more funding for guaranteed income pilot programs, aiming to end childhood poverty, and much more. 


Our Advocacy Working Group monthly meetings will resume on Thursday, February 2, from 3:30 pm-5:00 pm via zoom.  

During our time away, the co-chairs and staff made improvements based on the feedback they received from the end-of-year survey. We are excited to share these changes with all of you!  

AWG 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! To RSVP to February’s meeting, email advocacy@ncjwla.org  

Get to know our Advocacy Co-chairs

My name is Lyndsey and I have been a member of the Advocacy Working Group for 4 years. My passion of advocating for economic justice expands to my work in education with young children with special needs.

I have seen firsthand the high needs of our families and the urgency to support the efforts of organizations that influence essential policies to improve our communities. Some of my favorite things are my dog, my 8 1/2-year-old niece, and eating hummus! 




My name is Randolph, and I was born in Oakland, California, and raised in Salinas near Monterey, where I attended Hartnell College. I am the president emeritus of the Inter-Religious Council of Southern California and serve on its Executive Committee and the Los Angeles Religious Leaders Council.

In addition to serving as a religious director in the Office of Religious Life at USC, I am also a member of the Board of Directors of the University Religious Conference at UCLA and part of the Interfaith Collective in the Mayor’s Office for the City of Los Angeles. I serve on the Regional Bahá’í Council of the State of California and serve in the Office of External Affairs for the Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of Los Angeles.

I am committed to advocacy to promote better legislation and to help shape public policy to serve the common good better—  Economic justice, to be sure, is a particularly vital means to redress the growing disparity between wealth and poverty