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