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JCPA Commends Passage of U.S. House of Representatives Resolution on Anti-Semitism

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Washington, D.C. – In response to the passage of U.S. House Resolution #354, the Jewish Council of Public Affairs (JCPA)  issued the following statement: The Jewish Council for Public Affairs commends the U.S. House of Representatives for its unanimous passage of House Resolution #354 to enhance the safety and security of the Jews of Europe. …



The JCPA Congratulates Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI 1) on his election as the 54th Speaker of the House of Representatives

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  • Posted on October 29, 2015

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Washington, D.C. – The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) sends congratulations to the newly elected Speaker of the House of Representatives, Representative Paul Ryan of Wisconsin. We appreciate Speaker Ryan’s deep concern for the future of America and we join him in the search for policies that will mend our fiscal house. Our nation…



The Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life (COEJL) Celebrates World Zionist Congress Environmental Resolutions

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  • Posted on October 26, 2015

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Washington, D.C. – This past week in Jerusalem, the World Zionist Congress, which is the governing body for the Keren-Kayemeth LeIsrael-Jewish National Fund (KKL-JNF) and other major Zionist organizations in Israel and around the world, passed two critical environmental resolutions titled “Preserving a Healthy Climate for Israel’s Future” and “Protecting Israel’s Water Supply from Pollution.”…



JCPA urges UNESCO Executive Council to vote down resolution on the Temple Mount

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Washington, D.C. – The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) urges the members of the Executive Council of UNESCO to reject the draft resolution on Jerusalem and the Western Wall that was submitted by Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates on behalf of the Palestinian Authority. The resolution asks UNESCO, among…



JCPA adopts new policy resolutions on anti-Semitism, the Syrian refugee crisis, race relations, criminal justice, early childhood education, family and medical leave, and one commemorating the Armenian genocide at its annual Town Hall meeting

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  • Posted on October 15, 2015

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Washington, D.C. – “Justice” was the common thread to the sessions, discussions, and policies adopted at the recently concluded Town Hall of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs. Over the course of three days, delegates to the national gathering discussed and debated how the Jewish community relations field should address threats to Jews in Europe…



Violence in Israel is destroying families, diminishing security, and placing further down the horizon any hope for future peace, justice and security

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  • Posted on October 9, 2015

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Washington, D.C., – In response to the recent wave of violence and destruction in Israel, the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) is issuing the following statement: A series of violent assaults have  left several Israelis dead and others wounded. The intent of these attacks is to harm more than their immediate victims.  Their real…



Refugee Crisis in Syria

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  • Posted on October 8, 2015

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Guided by our own history as refugees as well as our shared biblical and prophetic mandate to protect and welcome the stranger, the American Jewish community has always been a stakeholder in refugee resettlement and protection, both in the U.S. and in other countries— offering new beginnings, including helping to welcome more than three million…



Paid Sick Leave

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  • Posted on October 8, 2015

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 The rights of workers have long been a bedrock social justice concern and a priority of American Jews. With strong Jewish leadership, major achievements such as the minimum wage, the forty-hour work week, the abolition of child labor, and family and medical leave have enhanced the quality of life for millions over successive generations.  …



Affordable High-Quality Early Childhood Care and Education for Ages Zero Through Five

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  • Posted on October 8, 2015

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Children, when born, do not choose their parents or their circumstances. No child, once born, should suffer through poverty and adversity. Every child should be viewed as equally precious and worthy.   In the U.S., a child’s prospect for the future is more dependent on a parent’s income and education than in any other advanced…



Criminal Justice and Drug Policy Reform

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  • Posted on October 8, 2015

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  Over the last four decades, this country has pursued a drug policy that has done little to curtail usage and has had significant negative impact on our society. Drug arrests comprise half the arrests in our criminal justice system, and approximately half of those are marijuana arrests—the vast majority of which are for simple…