Category Archive for: Issues

On Methane

by Administrator

Methane leakage from natural gas is having a previously unrecorded impact on our warming planet. The drumbeat on methane and natural gas is getting louder. Read this article penned by Bill McKibben today in The Nation to learn more.



On the Clean Power Plan

by Administrator

The Clean Power Plan is designed to reduce greenhouse gases from power plants, the largest single source of carbon pollution. The plan is a national strategy and ruling put forward by the Environmental Protection Agency with flexibility to support emissions reductions in each state, according to its individual energy mix. Recently, the Supreme Court of…



On the Paris Agreement

by Administrator

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

by Administrator

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!

by Administrator

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…



JCPA Calls for Careful, Full, and Fair Consideration of Judge Garland’s Nomination

by jgilad

 Washington, D.C., Wednesday, March 16, 2016 – Today President Obama has announced that he has nominated Merrick Garland to fill the vacant Supreme Court seat previously held by the late Antonin Scalia.  In response the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) has issued the following statement: “JCPA is dedicated to the pursuit of justice,” said David…



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

by Administrator

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…



JCPA Condemns Attacks in Israel: “They must stop”

by jgilad

Washington, D.C., Wednesday, March 9, 2016 – In the wake of yesterday’s terror attacks in Israel, the JCPA issued the following statement: The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) condemns yesterday’s terror attacks in Israel. Three different attacks in the span of a few hours, including a grisly stabbing spree in Jaffa, left one dead and…



Brookings: Opportunity, Responsibility, Security

by Administrator

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. 



JCRC of Rochester Annual Legislative Lunch

by jgilad

Last week, Jared Feldman, JCPA Vice President and Washington Director, joined Rochester’s Community Relations leaders and elected officials for their annual Legislative Lunch.  Jared spoke about the Jewish community’s commitment to refugees and the federal, state, and local advocacy opportunities for the Rochester community.