JPAC makes annual trip to Capitol

More than 60 representatives from 13 Jewish organizations descended on the state Capitol this week for the Jewish Public Affairs Committee of California’s 2013 Advocacy Day in Sacramento.

The delegation heard from State Treasurer Bill Lockyer, Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg and Assembly Speaker John Perez at a May 20 reception.

In meetings with senators and assembly members on May 21, delegates advocated for two bills, one addressing gun safety and gun violence prevention and another seeking to establish community-based adult services as a Medi-Cal–eligible benefit. They also worked with lawmakers on a letter thanking U.C. regents for their stance against Israel-related divestment.

JPAC is a coalition of Jewish organizations in California, including Jewish federations, Jewish community relations councils and other groups. n