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Called to be Political (But I Don't Want to be Political)

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In conjunction with Annual Assembly of the Sierra Pacific Synod, the Lutheran Office of Public Policy—California and Lutheran Episcopal Advocacy in Nevada invite you to join them for breakfast...


Secretary Ross at Capitol Steps

Secretary Ross with Rwandan And Sierra Pacific Synod youth
Secretary Ross, back center, hosted Rwandan and Sierra Pacific Synod Lutheran youth and young adults at the California Dept. of Food and Agriculture.

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SATURDAY, MAY 30, 2015
7:00 A.M. - 8:20 A.M.
Full buffet breakfast served 7 a.m.,
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SECRETARY ROSS, a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, with family farm roots in Nebraska, has been a leader in California agriculture for many
years, including service as executive director of the California Association of Winegrape Growers. Prior to her appointment by Governor Brown as Secretary
of Food and Agriculture, she was Chief of Staff for Tom Vilsack, Secretary of the US Dept. of Agriculture. She serves on the Governor’s Climate Action Team.

California is experiencing its fourth year of drought, with much of the state in the “exceptional” category, presenting unprecedented challenges to farmers, ranchers, and all residents of our state. Join us for an update, and learn how we can all work together to make a difference in the current emergency, and over the long haul.

California Climate Action Team & Climate Action Initiative.

Housing: A legislative priority for 2014:

Give thanks for the passage of Prop. 41 on the June 2014 ballot, providing resources for housing for veterans.

Photos Mutual Housing at the Highlands
Mutual Housing at the Highlands, permanent supportive housing at the former McClellan AFB in North Highlands. Primarily for individuals who have been homeless, Lutheran Social Services of Northern California provides on-site social services.  This development received an exceptionally high score from Build it Green.

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The Rev. John Simmons Courtyard at LA Family Housing’s Palo Verde Gardens, a LEED certified “green” apartment building with solar electricity, providing permanent supportive housing for formerly homeless people in Sun Valley, California.

A Great Day—Hunger Action Day, May 21!

Photo of Calif Hunger Action Day Team outside office of Darryl Steinberg Photo of Calif Hunger Action Day team with Ken Cooley
A California Hunger Action Day team including the Lutheran Episcopal Volunteer Network (LEVN - The Belfry UC Davis Campus Ministry), Wellspring Women’s Center, and River City Food Bank outside the office of Senate President pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg A Hunger Action Day group including LEVN, Lutheran Church of the Incarnation in Davis, and River City Food Bank were inspired by Rancho Cordova Assemblymember Ken Cooley’s (seated) commitment to public service. Cooley chairs the Assembly Select Committee on Foster Care.

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ELCA World Hunger

Responding to Christ's call to "Go and do likewise"

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ELCA World Hunger is a comprehensive and sustainable program that uses multiple strategies—relief and development, education, community organizing and advocacy—to address the root causes of hunger and poverty. ELCA World Hunger responds to neighbors around the corner and around the world.