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PZC pleased to announce new Acting Board Chair

February 11, 2022 LOS ANGELES –  PZC is pleased to introduce Acting Board Chair, Daniel Bral, to the PZC community. Daniel previously served on PZC’s advisory board, and volunteered much time to projects ranging from ADEM outreach to strategy, events, and community building.  “We are thrilled with the energy Daniel brings to this position, and …

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Reject Divisive Israel/Palestine Floor Fight This March!

Update: “We are thrilled to be partnering with Democrats for Israel California  and Democrats for Israel Los Angeles on this important initiative! Check them out HERE. Your voice is needed to ensure that the California Democratic Party Platform represents our values and priorities as Democrats. Many of you submitted testimony to the 2022 Platform Committee before …

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PZC Pleased with Passage of Resolution Supporting California-Israel Water Cooperation, Non-Endorsement of HR 2590, and Robust Platform Testimony at Fall CADEM Executive Board

(Sacramento, November 21, 2021) PZC commends the California Democratic Party (CDP) Legislation Committee for voting not to consider endorsement of HR 2590 at its Fall Executive Board Meeting this weekend. This is the third iteration of Congresswoman McCollum’s bill in 6 years. Each time it has failed to garner more than 30 House co-sponsors. This …

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PZC Continues to Urge Accountability on Fossil Fuels and LEO donations

At a special meeting last Sunday, the majority of CADEM Executive Board members opted to form committees to determine how to best wean itself off of fossil fuel and law enforcement donations. PZC will continue to urge CADEM to formally end its reliance on both, and we will keep you posted of its progress over …

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CADEM: Reject Fossil Fuel and Law Enforcement Contributions

October 23, 2021 Rusty Hicks, ChairBetty Yee, Vice ChairDavid Campos, Vice ChairMelahat Rafiei, SecretaryApril Verrett, Controller Dear Officers of the California Democratic Party, Progressive Zionists of California (PZC) writes to you today in support of the efforts from the Environmental, Black, and Progressive caucus leadership to ensure our party will no longer formally accept contributions …

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With recall victory, one less thing for Jewish Dems to worry about this Yom Kippur

J the Jewish News of Northern California GABRIEL GRESCHLER SEPTEMBER 15, 2021 Rachel Bracker, board chair of the Progressive Zionists of California, also cheered the recall result. She said Newsom’s policies handling the pandemic and responding to antisemitism align with Jewish priorities; she added that the governor’s vaccine mandates for teachers and health care workers …

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PZC Denounces anti-Democratic Attack On Activists

On September 8, 2021, Progressive Zionists of California Board Chair Rachel Bracker was alerted her Facebook was disabled. After several attempts to log in, she was informed Facebook disabled her account, with no explanation, and no opportunity to review. She wasn’t the only one. Grassroots Headquarters LA leadership, and many other Democratic Los Angeles area …

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Iranian and Jewish activists in U.S. voice support for striking workers in Iran

The Forward Karmel MelamedJuly 13, 2021 Iranian American and Jewish activists are voicing support for striking Iranian oil workers who are demanding Iranian regime’s state-owned companies pay their past due wages, pay higher wages, and provide other benefits. The Progressive Zionists of California , a pro-Israel non-profit group based in Northern California, also released a …

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LAUSD School Board Unanimously Passes Resolution Condemning Antisemitism

Jewish Journal Aaron Bandler July 14, 2021 The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) school board unanimously passed a resolution on July 13 condemning antisemitism, the Los Angeles Daily News reported. The resolution, which was introduced by School Board Member Scott Mark Schmerelson, stated that “there has been a significant rise in hate crimes here in Los Angeles …

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Solidarity With April Powers

Progressive Zionists of California stands in solidarity with April Powers in light of the antisemitism scandal at the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators. It is unacceptable that a Chief Officer of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion should feel compelled to sacrifice their career to appease known trolls in the illustration community. Being put in …

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