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JCPA2017 The Path Forward: Jewish Engagement in Civil Rights

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  • Posted on January 17, 2017

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JCPA2017 The Path Forward – Jewish Engagement in Civil Rights Washington, D.C. February 25 – 28, 2017 You are invited to attend JCPA’s national conference to discuss and debate major issues, build skills, and join with leaders around the country. At JCPA 2017 you can: Educate yourself about civil rights concerns under the new administration Start…



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…



JCPA/JFNA Post-Election Conference Call

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  • Posted on October 28, 2016

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SAVE THE DATE November 9 at 1:00 p.m. EST Post-Election Conference Call  Join the Jewish Council for Public Affairs and The Jewish Federations of North America for a post-election round-up. Who did Jewish voters support? What can our community expect from America’s 45th president? What did we learn about the Jewish community during the 2016 campaign?…



#JewsforRefugees Assembly

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  • Posted on September 12, 2016

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You are invited to show strong Jewish support and to advocate for the safety and dignity of refugees around the world. The JCPA is co-sponsoring a HIAS event, “#JewsforRefugee Assembly,” on September 14, from 7-9 pm in New York City. The goal is to influence U.S. policy at two upcoming and high level meetings on…



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 Fall Meeting Details

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REGISTER NOW FOR JCPA’s FALL MEETING UJA Federation of New York, 130 East 59th Street   Thursday, September 15 from 1:00-6:00 p.m. Symposium on “New Directions in Jewish Advocacy and Community Relations” As we witness growing polarization and change in our social fabric, the field of community relations and the players have changed. What are…