Advocacy for the Jewish Community

Our advocacy work is based on partnerships with area organizations, devoted community leaders, and committed elected officials all collaborating on common goals. 

One example of this is JPAC’s annual Advocacy Day which provided an opportunity for the community to make their voices heard in Sacramento. Bay Area community members, including representatives from our Federation, joined others from around the state, and 160 advocated with lawmakers around three priorities: allowing California’s elderly to age with dignity, alleviating poverty, and combating anti-Semitic rhetoric and hate-motivated criminal activity. Learn more.

Advocacy taking place during our COVID-19 response

Our advocacy is in alignment with the two main priorities of our COVID-19 response: meeting urgent human service needs and bolstering the resilience of the nonprofits in our Jewish ecosystem. To that end, we’re working in partnership with national, state, and local advocacy organizations to quickly address budget and legislation issues as they arise. We are working with Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) to advocate for the inclusion of Jewish communal priorities in every piece of federal emergency legislation and every stimulus package, and working with Jewish Public Affairs Council of California (JPAC) to ensure the state’s FY2021 budget is reflective of our values and continues funding programs people rely on for survival.

For more information, please contact:
Amy Spade
Senior Program Officer, Evaluation/Resilience and Security