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On the Paris Agreement

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In December 2015, the US led the negotiations for international greenhouse gas emissions reductions in the Paris Agreement. The Paris Agreement was the result of the 21st Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. This historic agreement is a critical moment in our global potential to combat climate change. Read…

On the Green Climate Fund

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The Green Climate Fund (GCF) is a top priority for Jewish environmental advocacy. The fund helps developing and vulnerable countries address the challenges and negative impacts of climate change like flooding, sea level rise, drought, and decreased crop production. More than 30 countries have pledged $10.2 billion to get the fund up and running. Last…

Urge Ambassador Power: Stop Iran’s Missiles!

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This month, the Iranian government launched several missiles; two of them, according to the Iranian Fars News Agency, were marked in Hebrew with the words “Israel must be erased.”  These recent launches are just the most recent of Iran’s repeated violations of UN Security Council Resolution 2231,  which specifically bans the country from testing ballistic…

Reuters: U.S. vows to push for U.N. action on Iran despite Russian opposition

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This article discusses the complexities of confronting Iran’s ballistic missile tests in the United Nations Security Council. Reuters: U.S. vows to push for U.N. action on Iran despite Russian opposition by Michelle Nichols and Louis Charbonneau The United States on Monday vowed to continue pushing for United Nations Security Council action on Iran’s recent ballistic…

Brookings: Opportunity, Responsibility, Security

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This recent report from the Brookings Institution and the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) discusses poverty in the United States and how we can address it.  The report is written by leading scholars at a universities and think tanks from both progressive and conservative perspectives. 

Senior Poverty

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  • Posted on February 29, 2016

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Older Americans who are living in poverty often suffer in silence, living in the shadows while trying to make ends meet. A single life change—a costly illness, loss of a job, or death of a spouse—can quickly threaten the financial stability of seniors. This has become especially true during the most recent recession.   Older…

Supreme Court Delays Action on Climate Change

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Washington, D.C.,  – Yesterday, Supreme Court of the United States issued a stay of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan which is designed to reduce greenhouse gases from power plants, the largest single source of carbon pollution. In response to this, the Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life (COEJL) has issued the following…

Urge Congress to Support Child Nutrition Reauthorization!

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Join JCPA in asking Congress to support strong bills that invest in and improve child nutrition programs. Two bicameral bills — the Summer Meals Act of 2015 and the Stop Child Summer Hunger Act of 2015 —will dramatically reduce hunger during the summer months. We need your help to make sure Congress passes these vital…

Urge Your Senators to Reauthorize the Child Care and Development Block Grant

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The Senate is currently considering passage of S.1086, a bill to reauthorize the Child Care and Development Block Grant, and needs to hear from you now! In September, the House passed an amended version of the bill. The Senate is expected to vote on this new version of the bill later this week.  You can…

Urge Congress to Expand EITC and CTC Provisions

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The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit (CTC) are among the nation’s strongest tools to help working families escape poverty and achieve greater self-sufficiency. Together, they lifted 9.4 million people out of poverty – and made 22 million others less poor – in 2013. They also lift 5 million children out of…