Advocacy Opportunities | Congregation Beth Am

Advocacy Opportunities

Advocacy Opportunities

Beth Am is heavily involved in supporting legislative initiatives, both in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties, and at our State Capitol in Sacramento. We provide this support by arranging community educational programs, making direct contact with our legislators and government representatives, and by utilizing state-of-the-art tools, such as Click-My-Cause that enable our members’ voices to be heard accurately, effectively, easily and quickly.

LEGISLATIVE ADOVCACY

This chart was last updated on 4/26/2019. All of these bills are currently active in the California Legislature, and you can send your support by using the Click-My-Cause app on your smartphone. For more information, please contact EqualStart_Leg_adv@betham.org.

Bill Key value proposition(s)
AB 123 Mc Carty

Declares the intent of the legislature to provide universal, high quality preschool for all four-year olds and for all three-year olds living in poverty

AB 124 McCarty

Proposes a bond on the 2020 ballot to fund new facilities for ECE
AB 125 McCarty/SB 174 Leyva Builds on AB 123 to create regionalized rate structure for state-subsidized ECE
AB 167 Rubio Increases access to high-quality child-care with comprehensive family supports for the most vulnerable infants and toddlers

AB 194 Reyes

Provides $1B to improve access to alternative payment programs and general childcare and development programs for low-income families
AB 324 Aguiar-Curry Strengthens teacher stipend funding to help create a well-trained and better compensated workforce
AB 378 Limon Authorizes family child care (FCC) providers (licensed and license exempt) to form, join, and participate in organizational activities
AB 452 Mullin Creates a grant program that will enable districts to build and outfit new ECE facilities
AB776 Kalra States intent that the longitudinal education data system support a system of learning from birth to higher education through career
AB 1001 Ting Strengthens the local planning councils (LPCs) in each county so increases in funding in ECE can be routed to areas of greatest local need
SB 135 Expands state family leave job protections and creates more equitable access to California’s family leave programs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note: Click on any bill to get real-time legislative copy.

 

COMMUNITY EDUCATION PROGRAMS

Last updated 4/26/19. Please check back regularly for latest opportunities. For more information, please contact EqualStart_Comm_Ed@betham.org.

ISSUE ACTIONS CURRENT STATUS
Arranging new community education program on early learning challenges to be presented at Beth Am

Overall project leader(s) and volunteers being recruited

Looking to offer
programs in 2019
Supporting the needs of young children within the immigrant community Organize Rapid Response Training so that congregants and other community members can more effectively support our local immigrant community Currently identifying a date and potential participants

 

 

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