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Leadership Mission Leaves for Israel

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on November 21, 2017

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The Israel delegation is preparing to leave for high-level meetings in Israel that will begin on December 5.The 29-person delegation includes the 13 JCPA Frank Fellows, emerging community relations leaders from across the United States. On this fact-finding mission the participants will be focusing on a number of key areas. To learn more about the…



Action Alert: Speak Out in Support of the Bipartisan Dream Act

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on November 21, 2017

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JCPA is working diligently for the passage of a clean Dream Act by the end of the year. The Administration’s decision to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) places 800,000 Dreamers at risk of deportation. The Dream Act of 2017 would enable undocumented immigrant youth brought to the United States as children to obtain…



Urge Congress to Act Now to Pass a Clean Dream Act

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on October 4, 2017

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The Administration’s decision to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) places 800,000 Dreamers at risk of deportation. The DREAM Act of 2017 would rectify this decision. It is critical that Congress take swift action to replace fear and uncertainty with a permanent legislative fix. Click here to write your members of Congress.



A Message from David Bernstein, JCPA President and CEO

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on October 4, 2017

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“Our hearts are with the victims and their loved ones, and we pray for the full recovery of all those injured. As our nation mourns this heartbreaking tragedy, we urge all Americans to stand shoulder to shoulder with their neighbors against acts of senseless violence. It is imperative that we come together to address the…



JCPA Launches New Criminal Justice Toolkit

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on September 25, 2017

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JCPA has produced a new publication, In Your Backyard: A Toolkit for Addressing Criminal Justice at the Local Level. The toolkit provides overall guidance, tips, and tools to help JCRCs to educate, advocate, and mobilize around criminal justice reform. Download your free copy today or email us at jcpainfo@thejcpa.org to purchase print copies.



Urge Congress to Pass a Clean DREAM Act Now

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on September 25, 2017

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The Administration’s decision to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) places 800,000 Dreamers at risk of deportation. The DREAM Act of 2017 would rectify this decision. It is critical that Congress take swift action to replace fear and uncertainty with a permanent legislative fix. To write your members of Congress and urge them to quickly…



Our duty: to raise our voices for those who have no voice

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on August 16, 2017

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by Linda Scherzer Special to NJJN August 9, 2017 In West Orange attorney Jared Silverman’s opinion piece, “What are the priorities of Jewish advocacy groups?” (July 27), he asks a pointed question about the communal agendas of three Jewish advocacy organizations: the Anti-Defamation League, the American Jewish Committee, and the Jewish Council for Public Affairs…



August Recess Advocacy Toolkit

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on August 16, 2017

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JCPA encourages the network to meet with their congressional members while they are in their district offices during the month of August. JCPA’s toolkit, provides background on policy priorities, talking points, and tips for a successful meeting. Our key messages to Congress: Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Federal Budget – FY 2018 budget must protect our most…



Action Alert- Call Your Senators TODAY and Urge Them to Vote NO on Health Care Legislation Cutting Medicaid

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on July 27, 2017

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JCPA is mobilizing its network to oppose the looming Senate health care votes on legislation that would be devastating to millions of low-income children, older adults, and people with disabilities who depend on Medicaid, as well as to the large network of Jewish health and social service providers who care for them. States and philanthropies…



Action Alert- Sign-On and Circulate Letter to Keep Houses of Worship Nonpartisan

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on July 27, 2017

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Safeguarding the Johnson Amendment, the law prohibiting tax-exempt organizations from endorsing or opposing political candidates for public office, is a priority for JCPA. We are an original sponsor of a new interfaith initiative, Faith Voices, which provides a forum for faith-based groups to speak out collectively against efforts to undermine the Johnson Amendment. Take action!…