Howard Welinsky has been a long time advocate to support Higher Education in California, co-founded the California Coalition for Public Higher Education. Howard served for 11 years on the California Postsecondary Education Commission. Howard, Chair of Democrats for Israel, Los Angeles since 1992 has been a key advocate for Israel within the Democratic party, both nationally and in California. In 2004 and 2000 while serving on the Democratic Party National Platform Committee was the point person for Pro-Israel forces.
Since 1992 he has been the Co-Chair of the Platform Committee of the California Democratic Party and Chaired the Plank on World Peace and International Relations.
In 2007 he served on the Los Angeles Commission studying the governance of the LA Unified School District.
A former Chair of the Jewish Community Relations Committee of the Los Angeles Jewish Federation, an active participant in AIPAC is the Chair of California Post Secondary Education Commission. Professionally, he is the Senior Vice President Administration for Warner Bros. in the division that distributes movies to theatres.