Reform Jews across the state are working to secure $39 million in the state budget for CalVIP proven local gun violence prevention programs. We will also work to pass state bill AB 1603 which establishes the CalVIP local GVP funding by statute and regulates CalVIP funding.
Gun violence prevention is just one part of RAC-CA's 2019 Legislative Agenda. Here's what else we're working on:
- Climate Change (SB-200): Safe & Affordable Drinking Water
- Immigration (SB-29/AB-4): Health Care for All
- Criminal Justice Reform (SB-144): Reducing Fees in the Criminal Justice System
- Healthcare (AB-174/SB-65 & SB-175): Subsidies to Low-Income Families
- Housing/Homelessness: More information coming soon!
RAC-CA seeks to build our collective power to create the California of our dreams. Our structure includes professional staff, a statewide leadership team, issue research groups, and congregational social justice teams.
RAC-CA has six issue research teams covering climate change, criminal justice, immigration, health care, housing, and gun violence prevention. Comprised of lay leaders and clergy, these teams research bills and ballot measures to help set our legislative agenda and mobilize congregational social justice teams.
Building on a successful year of advocacy in 2018, Reform congregations across California are meeting with their state legislators to build relationships and prepare for 2019. Talk to your congregation now to schedule a meeting with your state assemblymember and senator before January 18, 2019. Click on the links below for more resources!
Reform Congregations across CA are meeting with their legislators to talk about the urgent issues facing our state, our country, and our world. Interested in joining, but not sure how to make the biggest impact? Check out these resources on how to be a successful advocate:
The Brit Olam: The World We Want covenant is a commitment by clergy and key lay members to lead your congregational or community rapid response to hatred and bigotry, and to advocate for CA legislation that advances Jewish values.
RAC-CA has lobbied on behalf of 14 bills in six issue areas: Climate Change, housing/homelessness, criminal justice, immigration, health care and gun violence prevention. Our efforts were a key factor in passage of SB-100, the 100% Clean Energy bill.