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Jewish Values in Action: 2016 JCPA Election Guide

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on September 12, 2016

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A resource for the community relations field and Jewish advocates to organize election and get out the vote activities.  Important elections at the federal, state, and local levels are just months away, with vital issues at stake.  The Jewish community relations field has a rich tradition of civic engagement and voted engagement.     In…

JCPA Dismayed at Presidential Candidates Statements – Urges Civility and Engagement

by Haya Luftig

New York – This presidential election season, more than any in recent memory, has been marked with hostile, acrimonious and demeaning rhetoric. Leading up to the Republican and Democratic National Conventions, in an effort to advance civil discourse, the JCPA called for civility by offering language to each party’s platform in a letter joined by…

AJC Panel Examines Changing Electoral Demographics

by Haya Luftig

July 26, 2016By: Jon Marks | JE Staff If our children are indeed our future — as Whitney Houston once sang and as First Lady Michelle Obama spelled out repeatedly while addressing the Democratic National Convention on July 25 — then the upcoming presidential election will go a long ways in shaping it. That was…

Panelists discuss shifting demographics at AJC discussion

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on July 20, 2016

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MICHAEL C. BUTZ | CJPC LIFESTYLES EDITOR The Pew Research Center projects that by 2055, the U.S. won’t have a single racial or ethnic majority. And in terms of religion, Pew reports the religiously unaffiliated have surged seven percentage points in that time span to make up 23 percent of U.S. adults – a…

JCPA Condemns Terrorist Attack in Nice and Stands with France to Combat Hatred and Violence

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on July 15, 2016

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JCPA condemns the horrific terrorist attack against innocent civilians in the French Riveria resort of Nice, last night.  This is the third major strike in France in the past 18 months and one of a spate of attacks in the past several months.  It is especially despicable that as France was celebrating its independence day…

JCPA Condemns Violence, Calls for Policy and Social Change

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New York – The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) is alarmed by the recent shootings and mourns the loss of life of Alton Sterling and Philandro Castile, two African-American men, and the five police officers in Dallas who were killed this week. We call for calm, deep reflection and a serious commitment to political…

Why I Don’t Call Out Israel On The Occupation

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David Bernstein Special To The Jewish Week At the J Street U conference in April, student activists insisted that the Jewish establishment publicly denounce the Israeli occupation. While students at J Street U were measured in their demands, not so students from J Street U’s more uncompromising offshoot, If Not Now, which protests Jewish organizations…

JCPA Mourns the Death of Elie Wiesel, z”l

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New York – The JCPA mourns the passing of Elie Wiesel z”l, Holocaust survivor and Nobel Laureate. Wiesel was a powerful story teller, who brought to life the experience of the Holocaust to millions of people all over the world. Indeed, his book Night is required reading in many school systems worldwide. “Elie Wiesel was…

JCPA Lauds Supreme Court Ruling on Reproductive Health Care Decisions

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WASHINGTON D.C. – Today the Supreme Court issued a 5-3 ruling in the Whole Women’s Health v. Hellerstedt Case. The Court struck down two restrictions on abortion services in Texas, one requiring abortion providers to hold admitting privileges at local hospitals and another, requiring clinics upgrade their facilities to match surgical standards for major procedures.…

JCPA is Outraged and Heartbroken over Murderous Attacks in Orlando

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Washington, D.C. – The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) expresses its outrage at the horrific shootings at the Pulse night club whose clientele is the LGBTQ community in Orlando. According to President Obama, this act marks the deadliest shooting in the history of the country. “This is an act of terrorism and a mass…