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JCPA Congratulates Loretta Lynch on her historic confirmation as Attorney General

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  • Posted on March 7, 2015

Washington – The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) congratulates Loretta Lynch on her historic confirmation as the nation’s first African-American female Attorney General. Lynch is replacing Eric Holder, who was the first African-American to hold the position. Loretta Lynch will be the nation’s second woman to be confirmed as Attorney General; Janet Reno, who…



JCPA Statement on Israeli Elections

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  • Posted on March 3, 2015

The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) extends its congratulations to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the Likud Party for their victory yesterday in the Israeli elections and commends all of the parties for their commitment to a fair and free democratic process.  The election had a surprisingly large turnout and was a reflection of…



The JCPA Strongly Condemns Attack Ad 

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  • Posted on March 1, 2015

  March 1, 2015, New York – The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) condemns and is appalled by the attack ad placed by This World: The Values Network in the New York Times against Susan Rice, the National Security Advisor. This attack was inaccurate, reprehensible in its depiction, morally offensive to the victims of…



JCPA Stands with Paris

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  • Posted on January 9, 2015

NEW YORK – Just two days after the terrorist attack by Islamic extremists on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, a gunman took several people hostage at a kosher supermarket in Paris. The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) expresses its support for the French community, horror and anger at these acts of terrorism, and sorrow…



Urging Action in Sudan

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  • Posted on January 31, 2012

JCPA President Rabbi Steve Gutow and Ruth Messinger, President of American Jewish World Service, were at the White House today to meet with Samantha Power and Grant Harris of the National Security Council. Raising concerns about the inability of humanitarian aid organizations to reach at risk populations, Gutow and Messinger called on the U.S. to…



JCPA Grants for Hunger Advocacy

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  • Posted on January 31, 2012

The JCPA is delighted to offer significant support for JCRC engagement in anti-hunger activism and advocacy related to the reauthorization of the Farm Bill. The JCPA will be awarding Micro-Matching Grants to selected JCRCs to support their engagement in anti-hunger education, programming, and advocacy as part of the Confronting Poverty campaign.  Recipient communities will use…



IAN on Alert

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  • Posted on January 31, 2012

In the coming weeks, the Israel Action Network will be working with a number of communities facing events and campaigns designed to isolate and demonize Israel. This coming week, a national BDS conference will take place at the University of Pennsylvania, however a new campus-community endorsed positive campaign to educate students about Israel has formed…



IAN Consultation in North Carolina

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  • Posted on January 24, 2012

IAN’s latest community mobilization took place last week when Associate Managing Director Julie Bernstein traveled to Charlotte, North Carolina. As part of the consultation, Julie led a community wide event, Federation/CRC staff training and met with lay leaders to present strategies and messages that will aid their work in combating assaults made on Israel’s legitimacy.…



State of the Union

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  • Posted on January 20, 2012

Tonight is President Obama’s third State of the Union Address. As we watch the President’s remarks tonight, we will listen for several specific issues.   First, the JCPA is listening for the President’s proposals to accelerate job creation, economic growth and alleviate poverty. Unemployment remains unacceptably high at 8.5%. The JCPA is committed to strong…



New HHS Contraceptives Rule

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  • Posted on January 20, 2012

Contraceptives for women must now be covered under most health insurance plans, according to a new rule by the Department of Health and Human Services. The rule, issued last week, requires that contraceptive and preventative services be provided to all women with health insurance coverage, but allows an exemption for certain religious non-profit organizations.  It…