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Listen to Analytical Teleconference on Former Secretary of State Kerry’s Speech

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  • Posted on January 24, 2017

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David Makovsky, Ziegler Distinguished Fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, joined a teleconference December 29 to discuss and analyze U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s speech about Israel and its implications. The event was organized by The Jewish Federations of North America together with the Jewish Council for Public Affairs. . .…



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. 



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…



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 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…



Reengaging the Jewish Community in Civil Rights

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  • Posted on December 13, 2016

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JCPA’s Racial Equality and Criminal Justice Reform Initiative aims to educate and empower the Jewish community relations field and the broader Jewish community on the civil rights movement of today and to activate it at the federal, state, and local levels. Inequities within the criminal justice system constitute one of the major crises facing our…



Jewish Values in Action: 2016 JCPA Election Guide

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  • 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

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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

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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…