A Stronger California is a highly successful coalition of advocacy groups and organizations focused on women and families. The objective of A Stronger California is to ensure fair pay and job opportunities; expand access to affordable quality early childhood care and education; support family-friendly workplaces and build economic security through statewide policy and legislative advocacy. NCJW sits on the steering committee.
The California Interfaith Coalition, co-founded by NCJW California, brings together California’s faith community to advocate for families, particularly the most vulnerable. The Coalition includes statewide representatives from major faith groups including National Council of Jewish Women, the California Catholic Conference, Friends Committee on Legislation of California, Council of American Islamic Relations California, Lutheran Office of Public Policy-CA, California Church IMPACT and GRACE. The Coalition has successfully advocated at the state legislature and Governorʼs Office on immigration and anti-poverty issues.
NCJW California is a statewide network of NCJW Sections in California. It is chaired by State Policy Advocates (SPA), currently Barbara Baran and Claire Lipschultz, who are appointed by the national organization, NCJW Inc. The SPAs are responsible for identifying annual policy and legislative priorities and organizing statewide advocacy around them. To engage members in that advocacy, the SPAs provide education on key issues, send out action alerts, and organize an annual Lobby Day in Sacramento. Your help is needed throughout the year to reach out to legislators and the Governor at key moments. Let us know if you can help by contacting Barbara Baran or completing the NCJW Sacramento Join the Rapid Response Team form. Click here for news on NCJW California activites.