Advocacy

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From the Capital to the community, you will find National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) Sacramento making a difference.

The Advocacy and Education (A&E) committee meets each month to discuss and plan the programs and events to which the Section should be involved. This includes updates on A Stronger California, legislation, on-going programs and other opportunities for consideration. For more information about attending an A & E meeting, contact Barbara Baran.

A Stronger California is a three-year-old collaboration of advocacy coalitions 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 by addressing policy. NCJW has been a member since its inception.

The California Interfaith Coalition was initiated by National Council of Jewish Women California to bring together the faith community in advocacy for state laws which protect human. The Coalition includes statewide representatives from major faith groups including the California Catholic Conference, Friends Committee on Legislation of California, Council of American Islamic Relations California, Lutheran Office of Public Policy-CA and California Church IMPACT and GRACE. The Coalition has successfully advocated at the state legislature and Governor’s Office on immigration and anti-poverty issues.

The NCJW Rapid Response Team works closely with other organizations in California that take a progressive and visible stance on issues such as childhood poverty, early education, women’s rights and economic equality. Inspired by Jewish values we participate in political advocacy at the State Capitol that impacts our community.

Our legislative agenda begins each year with Lobby Day, a 2-day event where other California sections join us to meet and collaborate on the issues to be discussed with our Legislators.

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 Pat Sturdevant or completing the Join the Rapid Response Team form.