The CalCAP family, which includes the California Council on Alcohol Problems (CalCAP), the Alcohol-Narcotic Education Foundation of California (ANEF) and the California Coalition Against Gambling Expansion (CCAGE), is a statewide, faith based organization that seeks to prevent the moral, economic, scientific and social problems caused by alcohol and gambling. This is done through research, education, advocacy and lobbying. Thus, we raise the awareness of these problems among the people, and address the legislature regarding alcohol and gambling issues.
We are funded entirely by gifts from denominations, churches, church groups and individuals. We do not receive any financial support from any governmental agency or political party.
If you would like to be part of our information network, arrange for a program or preaching date, or support our work through-out California, please contact our Executive Director, the Rev. James Butler, or our Sacramento office, leave a comment below.
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Because CalCAP is involved in lobbying efforts, donations to CalCAP are not tax-deductible, however donations to ANEF are tax-deductible.
In July 2005, the Rev. James B. Butler was selected to fill the position of Executive Director of the California Council on Alcohol Problems (CalCAP), and affiliated associations, Alcohol-Narcotic Education Foundation (ANEF), and the California Coalition Against Gambling Expansion (CCAGE). These Sacramento-based organizations are statewide, faith-based groups that address the California Legislature and raise public awareness. They use research, education, advocacy, and lobbying to help prevent the moral, economic, scientific and social problems caused by alcohol, other drugs, and gambling.
Rev. Butler, a United Methodist Minister of 37 years, has served churches in the Southern California communities of Fullerton, Santa Barbara, Sun Valley, Santa Paula and Lompoc. He has also been actively involved in various community organizations such as a Member and President of various Ministerial Associations, Chaplain of a Volunteer Fire Department, Member and President of a local Housing Authority and Member and President of a United Way Chapter.
CalCAP continues to take an active and leading role in addressing the problems of alcohol in general and of underage drinking specifically, utilizing both the legislative process and the legal system. Consequently, Rev. Butler has provided testimony before the California Senate and the Assembly.
Rev. Butler has also provided information on the issues and concerns of these organizations in written articles, on radio and television, as well as speaking at the annual meeting of the American Council on Alcohol Problems, and numerous churches and community organizations.