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MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT:

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on July 27, 2017

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David Bernstein’s most recent blog, Intersectionality Excludes and Includes: Jews Must Learn the Difference, called for Diaspora Jews to learn, not shun, intersectional discourse in all its forms and be part of the discussion while not being afraid to challenge instances of exclusionary intersectionality. He contends that the Jewish community has a major stake in…



POLICY: JCPA is Helping to Protect Voting Rights

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on July 27, 2017

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JCPA is working in coalition to oppose the President’s Commission on Election Integrity. Click here and here to read our most recent letters, and be sure to read a recent op-ed, The Voter Purges are Coming, by Vanita Gupta, President and CEO of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights.



POLICY: Tracking the Refugee Ban

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on July 27, 2017

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Last week, the Supreme Court denied the Administration’s motion to clarify the Court’s June 26 order, but stayed the portion of the July 13 district court ruling related to refugees with “assurances” from U.S. resettlement agencies, pending resolution by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit Court. Check out HIAS’ comprehensive timeline of…



POLICY: Participate in Twitter Storm on World Day Against Trafficking in Persons is July 30

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on July 27, 2017

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Nonprofit, faith-based, and secular anti-trafficking organizations will host a Twitter Storm to raise awareness about the importance of increased investments to combat human trafficking and modern day slavery. World Day is a call to action to end this crime and an opportunity to elevate the response to end human trafficking. Click here for the Twitter…



POLICY: JCPA’s Coalition Letters

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on July 27, 2017

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 In addition to meeting with federal legislators and other government officials, JCPA also frequently joins its partners in sending letters to policymakers, offering hearing testimony, and endorsing legislation. Click here for a list of JCPA’s written advocacy since May 2017.



URGE SENATORS TO OPPOSE CUTS TO MEDICAID TODAY!

by Haya Luftig

On Tuesday, July 25, the Senate will likely begin the voting process on a health care proposal that would slash Medicaid funding up to 35%, harming millions of Americans, including seniors, people with disabilities, low-income children, and pregnant women, by complicating their access to services while raising costs and lowering coverage.  Such legislation would also…



Intersectionality excludes and includes. Jews must learn the difference.

by Haya Luftig

By David Bernstein Published in JTA   Last year, I wrote an opinion piece for JTA about a term and a trend few Jews over the age of 30 had ever heard of: intersectionality. Coined in the late 1980s, intersectionality posits that various forms of oppression — racism, sexism, classism, ableism and homophobia — are all interconnected.  According to the…



CRCast: July 17 – Slashing $10 billion in Jewish social services: What’s at stake for your community? with William Daroff

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on July 6, 2017

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Join JCPA’s CRCast series, in which we tackle the issues of the day. In each webcast, JCPA’s David Bernstein interviews a special guest expert or practitioner about the most pressing topics that are affecting the Jewish community and the Community Relations field. From the rise of anti-Semitism worldwide to the new Administration to the challenges…



ACTION ALERT: URGE SENATORS TO OPPOSE CUTS TO MEDICAID!

by Haya Luftig

As a result of your advocacy, we helped delay the Senate’s health care vote. The Senate plans to take up the bill soon after the July 4th holiday. We must continue to speak out! The Senate’s “Better Care Reconciliation Act” would be devastating for millions of Americans and irreparably harmful to Jewish social service agencies that…