JPAC Virtual Advocacy and Policy Conference 2021

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We're going virtual! Join hundreds of Jewish community members and leaders for two days of exciting learning, networking, and advocacy!

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IMPORTANT UPDATE: Participants who register after Sunday, May 9th, will not be placed into a lobbying group. These participants will have access to all other aspects of the conference, with the exception of Legislative Advocacy Meetings with elected officials.

JPAC’s virtual Advocacy and Policy Conference is the culminating effort of months of research, lobbying, coalition building and convening to connect our Jewish community in California with key legislators and staff on issues that impact our state.  JPAC’s Virtual Advocacy Day provides an empowering opportunity to engage in the political process and learn about and advocate for the wide range of issues that are important to the Jewish community.  Join JPAC ONLINE on May 11-12, 2021.  Together we can make the voice of the Jewish community heard where it counts.

SCHEDULE:

OPENING DAY- Tuesday, May 11: 3:00 - 5:00 pm

3:00 p.m. – 3:20 p.m. Opening Session

Welcome from JPAC Board Chair Allison Gingold

Keynote Speaker: The Honorable Eleni Kounalakis, Lieutenant Governor of California

3:25 p.m. – 4:35 p.m. Panel Discussions

Panel Discussion 1: A Common Cause: Confronting the Rise of Hate

Speakers:

The Honorable Jesse Gabriel, CA State Assemblymember

Monica Bauer, Director of Community Engagement, Strategic Partnerships, ADL

Shira Loewenberg, Director, AJC Asia Pacific Institute

Zheng Huang, President, Committee of 100

Moderator: Manny Yekutiel

Panel Discussion 2: Building Together: A More Equitable Future

Speakers:

Abby Snay, Deputy Secretary for the Future of Work, California Labor & Workforce Development Agency

Cori Racela, Deputy Director, Western Center on Law and Poverty

Anthony Wright, Executive Director, Health Access California | Health Access Foundation

Moderator: Rabbi Noah Farkas, Valley Beth Shalom

4:35 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. First Day Closing Session and Networking

ADVOCACY DAY- Wednesday, May 12: 2:00 - 5:00 pm

2:00 p.m.– 2:50 p.m. Preparing for your Meetings

Lobbying 101 Training & Group Break-outs

3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Legislative Appointments at the “Capitol”

5:00 p.m. Debrief and Closing Session

REGISTRATION FEES:

All Students: Free

General Admission: $18

Thank You to our Sponsors:

Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles

Jewish Community Federation & Endowment Fund

Jewish Family Service Los Angeles

Jewish Family and Children's Services of of San Francisco, Peninsula, Marin & Sonoma Counties

Jewish Community Relations Council of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin, Sonoma, Alameda & Contra Costa Counties

Anti-Defamation League

Holocaust Museum Los Angeles

American Jewish Committee

The Jewish Federation of the Sacramento Region

Hadassah

Jewish Community Relations Council of Sacramento

Jewish Silicon Valley

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