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Reengaging the Jewish Community in Civil Rights

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  • Posted on January 17, 2017

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Mass incarceration is not just a federal issue. In fact, more people are incarcerated in state and local facilities than federal prisons. We believe that greater Jewish involvement can help communities understand the issue from a local perspective. To facilitate this, we have prepared a three-part series on Reengaging the Jewish Community in Civil Rights. 



JCPA2017 The Path Forward: Jewish Engagement in Civil Rights

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  • Posted on January 17, 2017

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JCPA2017 The Path Forward – Jewish Engagement in Civil Rights Washington, D.C. February 25 – 28, 2017 You are invited to attend JCPA’s national conference to discuss and debate major issues, build skills, and join with leaders around the country. At JCPA 2017 you can: Educate yourself about civil rights concerns under the new administration Start…



JCPA Martin Luther King Day Statement

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  • Posted on January 17, 2017

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During our country’s annual remembrance of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., there is an opportunity to reflect both on the successes of the civil rights movement and the unfinished work that lies before us. Restoring the integrity of the Voting Rights Act and criminal justice reform are two of the…



JCPA Israel Mission 2016: Overview

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  • Posted on December 27, 2016

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JCPA Israel Mission 2016:  December 4-10 Overview Melanie Roth Gorelick JCPA Senior Vice President As American Jewry is grappling with how to deter delegitmization efforts against Israel and is experiencing polarization on how best to support the Jewish state, JCPA headed to Israel on its annual JCPA Israel Leadership Mission from December 4-11. The 20-person…



JCPA Israel Mission Notes

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  • Posted on December 27, 2016

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DAY 1 Dear friends, Day one of the JCPA Israel Mission 2016 started with lectures at our hotel. At 8:00 a.m we began with David Denker, Senior Associate of the Government Relations Israel Office of JFNA who advised mission members to remember that Jews in the world today are better off than at any point for 3000 years…



Jewish Council for Public Affairs Calls Upon President Obama to Veto Destructive UN Resolution

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  • Posted on December 23, 2016

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New York, N.Y., – The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) strongly opposes a proposed United Nations Security Council resolution targeting Israel’s settlement construction and urges the United States to exercise its veto of the resolution The draft resolution, originally circulated by Egypt, and now reintroduced by New Zealand, Malaysia, Venezuela and Senegal, is one-sided and…



Obama to Dismantle Visitor Registry, After Condemnation by JCPA and Coalition Partners

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  • Posted on December 22, 2016

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Last month, the Jewish Council for Public Affairs and almost 200 other religious and civil rights group sent a letter to the Obama administration demanding the cessation of the National Security Exit-Entry Registration System (NSEERS). The NSEERS program was found to be ineffective as a counter-terrorism tool, has resulted in tremendous harm for individuals who were directly…



JCPA Israel Mission 2016: Overview and Reflections

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  • Posted on December 21, 2016

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JCPA concluded its latest mission to Israel. The purpose of the trip was to help the Jewish community become more nuanced advocates for Israel in the United States. Mission participants confronted issues of racial and gender equality, pluralism, freedom of religion, and the status of the two-state solution. JCRC Directors and JCPA staff shared their…



JCPA Condemns Aleppo Atrocities

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  • Posted on December 21, 2016

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The Jewish Council for Public Affairs strongly condemns the atrocities currently underway in Syria, including the most recent executions of innocent civilians in Aleppo. JCPA calls on the Assad regime, as well as Russia and Iran, to put an end to the violence and seek a peaceful resolution to the conflict. “Today, we are left…