JPAC’s annual Advocacy Day is the culminating effort of months of research, lobbying, coalition building and convening to bring concerned citizens from the Jewish community to Sacramento to meet with key legislators and staff on issues that impact our community, whether it is protecting the social safety net, early childhood education, or anti-Semitism. Together we can make the voice of the California Jewish community heard where it counts.
JPAC’s Advocacy Day provides opportunities to experience the thrill of being in the State Capitol with the largest coalition of Jewish organizations in the nation; meet elected officials and engage in meaningful conversations with them; hear from issue experts and legislators on cutting edge issues facing Californians; and network with colleagues and friends from across California.
JPAC Advocacy Days have featured speakers including California Secretary of State Alex Padilla, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, State Treasurer Bill Lockyer, former Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, former Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez, Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones, State Controller John Chiang, former Senate President pro Tem Kevin de Leon, and former UC President Mark Yudof.
Early Bird Registration Fees**:
Attending May 6 AND May 7: $150 (Includes Monday night Legislators’ Reception, breakfast and lunch on May 6, all materials. Optional Dinner with Jewish Caucus is an additional $70.
Attending full day program ONLY on May 7: $130 (Includes breakfast and lunch on May 7, all materials.)
Koret Student Fellows Program: Please fill out the application here to be considered for a full scholarship plus all travel expenses to attend JPAC Advocacy Day 2019. Students must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program.)
Sheraton Grand Hotel, Sacramento
$189.00 per night. You must book prior to April 13, 2019 to get this rate.
To book your hotel room please call 916-447-1700 and ask for the “JPAC – Jewish Public Affairs Committee Room Block” or book online here.
Monday, May 6
5:30 pm-6:45 pm Legislators Reception Awarding Legislator of the Year Award
7:00 pm Dinner with members of the Legislative Jewish Caucus. Register for the Dinner here.
Tuesday, May 7
8:00 am – 9:00 am Breakfast
9:00 am Welcome, panel discussions, lobbying training
12:00 pm Keynote speaker and Lunch
1:00 pm Lay Leader of the Year Award
1:15 pm – 4:30 pm Lobbying meetings with legislators at the Capitol
THE JPAC STUDENT LEADER SCHOLARSHIP FUND
The JPAC Student Leader Scholarship Fund is an opportunity to sponsor Jewish student leaders to attend JPAC’s Advocacy Day and train the next generation of Jewish leaders on advocacy. To learn more and donate, click HERE.