Celebrating Our 2019 Advocacy Successes

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Lobby Day Sacramento
What a way to leave a mark on 2019! NCJW|LA’s Advocacy team is celebrating a jam-packed year filled with events, community actions, and coalition-building to support the passing of laws and policies that ensure economic security, promote dignity in the workplace, and expand the safety net for families who are struggling. Since January 2019, our amazing advocates worked in community to help us in our federal, state, and local efforts.

We kicked off our efforts by joining forces with over 400 women from across the nation for our triennial Washington Institute Policy Conference in early April. On April 9, NCJW|LA took over Capitol Hill to meet with US Congressional representatives to advocate for reproductive justice, gun violence prevention, and an independent and diverse federal judiciary. We are grateful to congressmembers Karen Bass, Tony Cardenas, Ted Lieu, Adam Schiff, Brad Sherman and their staff for meeting with the Los Angeles section during our visit to the Hill.

On May 20-21, NCJW|LA led a delegation of 39 individuals to Sacramento to participate in Lobby Day 2019. Our team focused their advocacy efforts on bills themed around economic justice and improving the lives of families in California. While in Sacramento, our Advocacy team successfully attended 23 meetings with state lawmakers. Keeping up their momentum, the Advocacy team also attended the summer 2019 in-District visits with state senators and assemblymembers, focusing on key areas and bills previously advocated for during the 2019 Lobby Day visit. These laws include Childcare Access (SB321/AB 194)), Parental Leave (SB 135), Health Care ( SB 29/ AB 4) and Human Trafficking (SB 629).

Centered in our commitment to ensure all Angelenos can thrive, advocates, volunteers, and staff supported our local efforts and coalitions work with the Fair Work Week LA the Campaign, California Work & Family Coalition, the Los Angeles Coalition for Reproductive Justice and Housing Now.

In late September, we kicked off our annual Advocacy Training Project — a six-session training series for new and returning advocates to prepare them with essential tools for effective advocacy.

As we look ahead to 2020, we are excited and thrilled to continue our advocacy efforts pursuing economic justice and equity for women and their families! We hope you will join us.

Spread the Word!

Know a teen filmmaker? Tell them about the Consent and Cinema Teen Film Festival. The winning films will educate other teens about consent and rape culture and filmmakers have a chance to win prizes.
Submission Deadline: February. 3, 2020
Film Festival: April 25, 2020
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Critical Response Programs Draw Large Numbers

The Critical Response Program launched the Financial Wellness and Tenant’s Rights Workshops back in October 2019. As the word spread, the excitement around the workshops continued to grow. Originating with just 10 participants in the first month, we now have over 21 engaged community members attending these workshops and expect the numbers to increase as we enter the New Year. These workshops are free to join and are open to all members of the community. We look forward to seeing you there!

The Council Shop

NCJW|LA is excited to announce a partnership with Alice’s Wardrobe, an organization dedicated to all women who inhabit a larger body, with a special welcome to trans women.

• Tall and larger sized women’s clothing

• Shoes size 11 and up

• Individual consultation available by appointment

Located in the Fairfax Council Thrift Shop

360 N. Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Donations marked for “Alice” accepted at all Council Thrift locations

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