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Reduce Poverty in Rhode Island

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  • Posted on May 12, 2016

Exemplary/outstanding/innovative program Seven years ago a movement was formed in Rhode Island based on a JCPA teleconference to cut poverty in half in ten years. The national program was called Reducing Poverty With Faith. The day of the teleconference call at the Jewish Alliance, over 50 faith leaders, from virtually every denomination was in attendance.…



What You Need To Know: UC Board of Regents’ Principles Against Intolerance

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  • Posted on May 11, 2016

What You Need To Know: UC Board of Regents’ Principles Against Intolerance In response to concerns that anti-Semitic incidents are on the rise at its constituent campuses, the University of California Board of Regents recently approved a Statement of Principles affirming that “Anti-Semitism, anti-Semitic forms of anti-Zionism and other forms of discrimination have no place…



Contact your Member of Congress to Support the Bipartisan Task Force on Anti-Semitism

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  • Posted on May 11, 2016

March 24 marked the one-year anniversary of the creation of the Congressional Bipartisan Taskforce for Combating Anti-Semitism. Co-sponsored by Reps. Chris Smith (R-N.J.), Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.), Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.), Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.), Kay Granger (R-Texas), Steve Israel (D-N.Y.), Peter Roskam (R-Ill.), and Ted Deutch (D-Fla.), the task force has been successful at providing educational opportunities about and…



Urge your Senators to support the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act and urge Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to bring it to the floor for a vote!

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  • Posted on May 6, 2016

Last fall, a bipartisan group of Senators introduced the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act (S. 2123), the most significant criminal justice reform the United States Congress has considered in decades. The bill offers sensible reforms to our criminal justice system designed to reverse mass incarceration, including reducing mandatory minimum sentences for nonviolent offenses and examining…



What You Need To Know: The Iran Sanctions Act

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  • Posted on April 27, 2016

What You Need To Know: The Iran Sanctions Act Now that the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on Iran’s nuclear program has been implemented, the United States government must grapple with two interrelated issues: assuring that Iran does not violate any part of the agreement and responding to dangerous actions by Iran that are…



What You Need To Know: The Paris Agreement

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  • Posted on April 27, 2016

What You Need To Know: The Paris Agreement  Background: The Paris Agreement is… A plan for the reduction of greenhouse gases by the international community in order to limit global temperature rise and the impacts of climate change around the world. This Friday, April 22, in New York City at the United Nations, 60 world…



(Some Of) What You Need To Know: Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act

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  • Posted on April 27, 2016

(Some Of) What You Need To Know: Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act This What You Need To Know (WYNTK) is only an overview of a very complex piece of legislation aiming to reduce mandatory minimums for nonviolent drug offenders. This edition will focus on the Senate’s version of bill, S.2123 that spurred a national conversation…



What You Need To Know: The Green Climate Fund

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  • Posted on April 27, 2016

What You Need To Know: The Green Climate Fund Background on the Green Climate Fund The Green Climate Fund is… The Green Climate Fund (abbreviated as “GCF”) is an international resource pool for adaptation to a changing climate and mitigation of climate disruption’s root causes in developing countries.  In the United States, we are already…



What You Need To Know: Iran Ballistic Missile Tests

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  • Posted on April 27, 2016

What You Need To Know: Iran Ballistic Missile Tests The Issue On March 8 and 9 in 2016, Iran conducted several ballistic missile tests. The range of the missiles fired was between 185 and 1250 miles.  Two of the missiles, according to the Iranian Fars News Agency, were marked in Hebrew with the words “Israel…