Category Archive for: Policy Resolutions

Celebrating Doug Kahn

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Whereas the global history of the Jewish people is replete with case studies in community relations:  from Queen Esther’s intervention, which saved the Jewish people from extermination in Shushan, to Casar Kaskal, whose appeal to President Lincoln saved Jews from expulsion in Kentucky at the hands of General Ulysses S. Grant; Whereas the hallmarks of…



Wage Theft

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Wage theft comes in many forms—shaving minutes off the time clock, depriving workers of break time, withholding insurance contributions but not paying the insurance companies, using sham corporations to elude payment, misclassifying employees as independent contractors, misclassifying employees as salaried workers to avoid paying overtime, and retaliating against employees who complain about such conditions. Many…



Combating Climate Change

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In 2015, events of tremendous scope indicated an immediate need for climate action and emissions reductions, recognized across many faiths and many nations. Through the National Religious Partnership for the Environment we have long joined with Protestant, Evangelical, and Catholic brothers and sisters in faith in our strong stand to care for creation. Pope Francis…



New Jersey Coalition Against Human Trafficking

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The NJ Coalition Against Human Trafficking was established in 2011 by the Community Relations Committee of Greater MetroWest NJ to help create a grassroots abolitionist movement in New Jersey to eradicate Human Trafficking. The Coalition is made up of approximately 100 diverse groups, including: faith-based organizations, ethnic and community organizations, non-profits, government agencies, law enforcement,…



Reuters: U.S. vows to push for U.N. action on Iran despite Russian opposition

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This article discusses the complexities of confronting Iran’s ballistic missile tests in the United Nations Security Council. Reuters: U.S. vows to push for U.N. action on Iran despite Russian opposition by Michelle Nichols and Louis Charbonneau The United States on Monday vowed to continue pushing for United Nations Security Council action on Iran’s recent ballistic…



Senior Poverty

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  • Posted on February 29, 2016

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  • Anti-Poverty

Older Americans who are living in poverty often suffer in silence, living in the shadows while trying to make ends meet. A single life change—a costly illness, loss of a job, or death of a spouse—can quickly threaten the financial stability of seniors. This has become especially true during the most recent recession.   Older…



Paid Sick Leave

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  • Posted on October 8, 2015

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  • Labor

 The rights of workers have long been a bedrock social justice concern and a priority of American Jews. With strong Jewish leadership, major achievements such as the minimum wage, the forty-hour work week, the abolition of child labor, and family and medical leave have enhanced the quality of life for millions over successive generations.  …



Affordable High-Quality Early Childhood Care and Education for Ages Zero Through Five

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  • Posted on October 8, 2015

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  • Education

Children, when born, do not choose their parents or their circumstances. No child, once born, should suffer through poverty and adversity. Every child should be viewed as equally precious and worthy.   In the U.S., a child’s prospect for the future is more dependent on a parent’s income and education than in any other advanced…



Criminal Justice and Drug Policy Reform

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  • Posted on October 8, 2015

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  • Criminal Justice

  Over the last four decades, this country has pursued a drug policy that has done little to curtail usage and has had significant negative impact on our society. Drug arrests comprise half the arrests in our criminal justice system, and approximately half of those are marijuana arrests—the vast majority of which are for simple…



Armenian Genocide

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Historians and scholars tell us that the Armenian people were the victims of the first genocide of the twentieth century at the hands of the Ottoman Turks, the predecessors of modern-day Turkey. Approximately 1.5 million Armenians were killed or expelled from their homes and deported. The year 2015 is the 100th anniversary of the start…