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CalNonprofits is co-hosting virtual town halls with California lawmakers from around the state. Join CalNonprofits CEO Jan Masaoka and Public Policy Director Lucy Salcido Carter on for a webinar-style town hall where you'll hear directly from the California lawmakers representing your area, and from philanthropy, and nonprofits on what’s going on at the state and federal levels in response to COVID-19 and how these policies impact nonprofits.


Assemblymember Jordan Cunningham (R-San Luis Obispo)

July 31, at 11am
Additional Speakers: 

Jan Masaoka, CEO, CalNonprofits
Lucy Salcido Carter, Public Policy Director, CalNonprofits
Santa Barbara County Supervisor Steve Lavagnino
San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Debbie Arnold
Teresa Tardiff, Executive Director, CASA SLO (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children, San Luis Obispo County)
Register now!

Recordings of previous Town Hall events:

Assemblymember David Chiu with Senator Scott Wiener

Additional Speakers: 
Ani Rivera, Executive Director, Galería de la Raza
Joe Wilson, Executive Director, Hospitality House
Jan Masaoka, CEO, CalNonprofits
Lucy Salcido Carter, Public Policy Director, CalNonprofits
You can find the recording here

Assemblymember Mike Gipson (D-Carson)

Additional Speakers:
Joanna Jackson, Vice President, Programs, Weingart Foundation
Maleka Chris, CEO, Love Beyond Limits
Jan Masaoka, CEO, CalNonprofits
Lucy Salcido Carter, Public Policy Director, CalNonprofits
You can find the recording here

Assemblymember Randy Voepel (R-San Diego and Riverside Counties)

Additional Speakers:
Mark Klaus, CEO, Home of Guiding Hands
Joe Gilbreath, Director, Rise Up Industries
Jan Masaoka, CEO, CalNonprofits 
Lucy Salcido Carter, Public Policy Director, CalNonprofits
You can find the recording here

Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Kings and Kern Counties) and Congressman TJ Cox (CA-Central Valley)

Additional Speakers: 
Mari Pérez-Dowling, President and CEO, United Way of Kern County
Jeremy Tobias, CEO, Community Action Partnership of Kern (CAPK)
Jan Masaoka, CEO, CalNonprofits
Lucy Salcido Carter, Public Policy Director, CalNonprofits
You can find the recording here!

Assemblymember Eloise Gómez-Reyes (D-San Bernardino)

Additional Speakers
Patricia Nickols-Butler, CEO, Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County
Karthick Ramakrishnan, founding Director of Center for Social Innovation at University of California, Riverside
Michelle Decker, President and CEO, Inland Empire Community Foundation
Jan Masaoka, CEO, CalNonprofits
Lucy Salcido Carter, Public Policy Director, CalNonprofits
You can find the recording here!

Senator Bill Dodd (D-Napa)

Additional Speakers: 
Terence Mulligan, President, Napa Valley Community Foundation
Jenny Ocon, Executive Director, UpValley Family Centers
Jan Masaoka, CEO, CalNonprofits
Lucy Salcido Carter, Public Policy Director, CalNonprofits
You can see the recording here!

Assemblymember Buffy Wicks (D-West Contra Costa/Alameda counties) and Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA-13)

Additional Speakers:
Rhonda James, CEO, STAND! For Families Free of Violence
Lateefah Simon, CEO, Akonadi Foundation
Jan Masaoka, CEO, CalNonprofits
Lucy Salcido Carter, Public Policy Director, CalNonprofits
You can see the recording here!

Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-San Jose) and Santa Clara County Board Supervisor Dave Cortese (District 3)

Additional Speakers:
Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren (CA-19)
Kyra Kazantzis, CEO, Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits
Jan Masaoka, CEO, CalNonprofits
Lucy Salcido Carter, Public Policy Director, CalNonprofits
The recording is available on YouTube.

Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan (D-East Contra Costa/Alameda counties)

Friday, May 15, at 3pm
Additional Speakers:

Mallory De Lauro, District Director for Congressman Swalwell
Melissa Stafford Jones, Executive Director, The Lesher Foundation
Kathy Young, Executive Director, Tri-Valley Nonprofit Alliance (South)
The recording is available on YouTube.

Assemblymember Marie Waldron (R-Southwest Riverside/North San Diego counties)

Additional Speakers:
Charity Prestifilippo, Founder/President, Charity for Charity
Rakesh Patel, CEO, Neighborhood Healthcare
Kirk Whisler, President, Board of Directors, Empowering Latino Futures
Nancy Sasaki, CEO, United Way of San Diego
Jan Masaoka, CEO, CalNonprofits
Lucy Salcido Carter, Public Policy Director, CalNonprofits
The recording is available on YouTube.

Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-Fullerton), Assemblymember Cottie Petrie-Norris (D-Laguna Beach), and Congressman Gil Cisneros (D-CA-Fullerton/Diamond Bar)

Additional Speakers: 
Anjela Ponce, Executive Vice President and Founder, Integrity Housing
The recording is now available on YouTube

Assemblymember Todd Gloria (D-San Diego) and Congressman Scott Peters (D-San Diego)

Monday May 4, 5pm
Additional Speakers: 
Mark Stuart, President and CEO, The San Diego Foundation
Greg Anglea, Chief Executive Officer, Interfaith Community Services
Lisa Cuestas, CEO, Casa Familiar
The recording is now available on YouTube

Assemblymember Christy Smith (D-Santa Clarita) and Senator Henry Stern (D-Calabasas)

Additional Speakers: 
Vanessa Bechtel, President and CEO, Ventura County Community Foundation
The recording is now available on Senator Stern's website

Assemblymember Timothy Grayson (D-Concord) and Congressman Mike Thompson (D-Napa)

Additional Speakers: 
James Head, East Bay Community Foundation
Susun Kim, Executive Director, Family Justice Center
Joel Sjostrom, President & CEO, Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano
The recording is now available on YouTube

Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance) and Congressman Ted Lieu (D-Los Angeles County)

Additional Speakers: 
Efrain Escobedo, Vice President, Education and Immigration, California Community Foundation
Terri Nishimura, Pediatric Therapy Network
The recording is available on our Facebook page.

 

 

  

Please contact Christine Metropoulos if you would like to co-host a Virtual Town Hall for your district, by email or by calling 415-444-6955.

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our upcoming events
 
Virtual Town Halls with California Lawmakers
Join us for Virtual Town Halls with legislators and local philanthropic leaders to discuss COVID-19 policy and relief at the state and federal levels. Nonprofits in each lawmaker's district will be invited to hear directly from their representatives!
You can find details on each of the upcoming Town Halls as we schedule them here.
Nonprofits as Commercial Property Tenants – Know Your Rights! (webinar)
Learn tips about how to manage rent payments and lease, respond to landlord communications, and make use of local protections for tenants. This webinar is part of a series presented in partnership with Public Counsel.
July 29th at 11am
Click here for more details and registration.
G3X Conversation with Jan Masaoka
Jan will talk about nonprofits and moving forward in the COVID-19 world in an event hosted by Gianneschi Center for Nonprofits.
August 20th at 2pm
Click here for more details and registration.
Election Engagement the Right Way (webinar)
Learn what nonprofits can and can’t do to help register new voters, provide public education about elections, engage candidates, and still stay safely within the limits allowed for tax-exempt organizations. This webinar is part of a series presented in partnership with Public Counsel.
August 27th at 11am
Click here for more details and registration.
Tips for Downscaling Your Organization (webinar)
Learn about reallocating resources, laying off staff, providing severance, merging with another organization, and other tips for downscaling a nonprofit organization. This webinar is part of a series presented in partnership with Public Counsel.
Date/Time TBD (mid-fall)
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Implementing Assembly Bill 5 (webinar)
Learn when the law requires a nonprofit to convert independent contractors to employees, when it doesn’t, and how to do it when it does. This webinar is part of a series presented in partnership with Public Counsel.
Date/Time TBD (winter)
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