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POLICY: JCPA is Helping to Protect Voting Rights

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on July 27, 2017

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

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: JCPA’s Coalition Letters

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on July 27, 2017

 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

  • Posted on July 25, 2017

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

  • Posted on July 14, 2017

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

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

  • Posted on June 30, 2017

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…



The Jewish Council for Public Affairs Reacts to Israeli Government Decision on Western Wall

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on June 27, 2017

New York-  The Jewish Council for Public Affairs, comprised of 16 national Jewish Organizations, including four major synagogue movements, and 125  local Jewish Community Councils, re-affirms the central value of Jewish unity and the unshakeable bonds that connect us to one another and to the State of Israel. Many of our affiliated organizations are deeply…