Category Archive for: E-Update

JCPA Launches New Criminal Justice Toolkit

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on September 25, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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!…



ACTION ALERT: Help Combat Climate Change

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on July 27, 2017

JCPA is joining with Values Partnerships to encourage faith communities to host an “Inconvenient Sabbath” to raise awareness about climate change and promote the advocacy included in An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, a new film with former Vice President Al Gore that will be released on August 4. Click here to a download the…



ACTION ALERT: Oppose Delay of Methane Emissions Rule

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on July 27, 2017

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking to delay and reconsider a key regulation, already in effect, that reduces harmful methane emissions, which impact public health and do more damage in a decade than carbon dioxide does in a century. The Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life encourages the Jewish community to voice opposition…



JCPA: Invite: Attend the JCPA 2017 Fall Meeting September 10-11 in New York City

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on July 27, 2017

Engage with community relations leaders from across the country to discuss important policy challenges for our field, strategize, and network. Vanita Gupta Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights David Harris American Jewish Committee . Rabbi Doug Kahn Broad Tent Consulting Program Highlight: Workshop on Tools for Moving Your Community Relations Agenda Forward in a…