Weekly Advocacy Wrap-Up: January 22
From communities and backgrounds across the nation, we unite our voices in fighting the societal stigma surrounding individuals with disabilities, promoting opportunities for full inclusion in the Jewish community and advocating to advance the public policies that support the health and well-being of those with disabilities in our communities. We need your voice this February 2021 for Jewish Disability Advocacy Month. The month of February will be filled with virtual programming designed to educate, empower and engage. Participants will also learn key advocacy strategies and the power of civic engagement to advance public policy — ultimately, participating in a week of virtual lobbying to elevate disability issues to the policymakers in Washington. Learn more and register here.
Crisis in California for Women, Families and Children: Food and Housing Insecurity and Childcare Deficiency--
What We Can Do 
February 10, 1 - 2 pm
NCJW California invites you to a webinar exploring critical issues facing women, families and children in California, all of which have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Rising to the top of these issues are housing and food insecurity and lack of a childcare system that works.

Experts will provide context on these issues and propose policy and legislative solutions. These discussions will prepare us to engage in more informed and deeper advocacy in advance of our annual lobby day and beyond. All are welcome. Please pass this information along.

  • Caroline Danielson, Policy Director and Senior Fellow, Public Policy Institute of California
  • Mike Herald, Director of Policy Advocacy, Western Center on Law and Poverty
  • Mary Ignatius, Statewide Organizer, Parent Voices

Click here to register: https://forms.gle/2zcQURzfpMDY3ego8
Refugee and Asylum Policy 
Where Do Things Stand Today? • What Lies Ahead? • What Can We Do To Shape The Future? • What Can We Expect From the Biden Administration?
Thursday, February 11 at noon
OCJCR is pleased to present a panel of legal and policy experts to discuss current protocols and future goals for refugee children, asylum seekers on our southern border, and would-be refugees seeking to resettle in the United States from the Muslim world.

Attendees will develop an understanding of the current state of asylum law and refugee programs. You will also gain insights as to how to partner with the Orange County Jewish Coalition for Refugees to advocate for the protection of vulnerable refugees and displaced persons.

Click here for detailed information about this event. Registration is required in advance to receive the Zoom link.