Category Archive for: Domestic Policy

Racial Profiling by Police Departments

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Recent months have witnessed an increased level of distress by minority communities throughout the country and people of many backgrounds concerned about human rights, over the practice of racial profiling by police departments or other agencies. This practice continues to victimize many innocent people, making our neighbors of color often feel like strangers in their…



Public Education and the Charter School Movement

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  • Posted on February 28, 2000

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  • Education

The American Jewish community has historically placed a high value on public education, recognizing public schools as the primary route for most children to full participation in the life of our nation. Public schools play a central role as well in teaching democracy and common civic values and in fostering tolerance, respect, and appreciation for…



National Energy Policy

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Since the 1970’s, the organized Jewish community has consistently supported federal policies and programs to reduce U.S. consumption of fossil fuels. The United States’ historic and increasing reliance on fossil fuels compromises our national security by creating dependence upon oil-producing nations; causes and exacerbates illness for millions of our citizens; and degrades our environment –…



Declaring A Moratorium on Imposition Of The Death Penalty

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  • Posted on February 28, 2000

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  • Criminal Justice

Whereas Illinois Governor George Ryan has imposed a state-wide moratorium on the death penalty and has appointed a commission to study the frequency with which inmates sentenced to death have later been found innocent, and Whereas there is every reason to believe that the potential innocence of those on death row is an issue throughout…



Support of Long Term Health Care for Holocaust Survivors

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  • Posted on February 28, 2000

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  • Holocaust / Uncategorized

The JCPA and its member agencies support the pilot program initiated by Florida’s Insurance Commissioner and the South Florida Survivors Coalition to fund long term home health care for Holocaust survivors. The International Commission for Holocaust Era Insurance Claims has expressed its support for such a proposal in theory. The proposal embodies the principles that…



Living Wage and Low-Income Workers

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  • Posted on February 28, 2000

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  • Labor

The American Jewish Community has a long and distinguished tradition of being in the forefront of efforts to reduce economic poverty in the United States. There are several reasons for this. In addition to the Jewish immigrant experience in this nation, the concept of “Tikkun Olam” (repair of the world) requires Jews to work for…



Confederate Flag

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It is our profound hope that the people of South Carolina will come to the conclusion that the flying of the Confederate flag is a divisive symbol, offensive to citizens of all backgrounds – and that it should be removed from atop the state capitol. South Carolina has a proud and a distinguished heritage. The…



Applauding UJC/JESNA Report On Jewish Day Schools

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  • Posted on October 18, 1999

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  • Education

October 18, 1999 The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) applauds the Report of the UJC/JESNA Task Force on Jewish Day Schools, issued in June of this year, which called on federations to “unequivocally express their support for Jewish education in general, and day school education in particular, by providing increased financial resources and other…



Social Security Reform

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  • Posted on June 14, 1999

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  • Anti-Poverty

Tikkun Olam, repair of the world, is a fundamental value embraced by the Jewish people. The American Jewish community has long advocated the principle of collective responsibility and worked to promote equal opportunity, social justice, and support for those in need in our society who are elderly, widowed, orphaned, poor or have disabilities. Based on…