Category Archive for: American Government and Pluralistic Democracy

Election Reform

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  • Posted on February 26, 2001

  As people who celebrate voting rights as the cornerstone of democracy worldwide, we must move to restore confidence in the integrity and fairness of our own election process. The Presidential election of 2000 has exposed numerous flaws in our country’s election procedures. Nationwide, polling mechanisms, the design of election ballots, voting rules, hours, and…



Campaign Finance Reform

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  • Posted on February 26, 2001

  In keeping with our longstanding concern for the strength of our democratic institutions, the Jewish Council for Public Affairs in 1998 spoke out to support Congressional consideration of options for campaign finance reform. The JCPA applauds the decision by Congressional leadership to finally consider this issue within the next several months. The disproportionate role…



Census 2000 Statistical Sampling

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  • Posted on October 26, 1998

The U.S. Constitution mandates that a national census be conducted every ten years. This enumeration serves as the cornerstone of government operations, affecting the allocation of seats in the U.S. House of Representatives; the drawing of Congressional districts; federal allocations for essential services, such as education, law enforcement, health care, and transportation; and implementation of…



Balanced Budget Amendment (Plenum 1995)

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  • Posted on February 6, 1995

Consistent with longstanding consensus policy, the National Jewish Community Relations Advisory Council (NJCRAC) opposes current efforts to enact a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Amending the Constitution, for any purpose, is a most profound matter. Such action alters the fundamental law of the land. While the NJCRAC agrees there is an urgent need…