Category Archive for: Domestic Policy

Balanced Budget Amendment (Plenum 1995)

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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…



Prayer in the Public Schools

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  • Posted on February 6, 1995

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  • Education

   The National Jewish Community Relations Advisory Council (NJCRAC) has long held the view that it is entirely appropriate — indeed desirable — for religion to inform the world of public affairs even as it informs and shapes the life of the individual. At the same time, the firmly-held view of the Jewish community is…



Addressing Poverty and Welfare Reform

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  • Posted on June 13, 1994

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  • Anti-Poverty

  Preamble   Helping Jewish poor as well as those in the general community achieve self-sufficiency has been a fundamental commitment of the Jewish people. Jewish tradition and values emphasize the responsibility of the larger community to provide for the poor and the near poor in ways that enable them to live independently, with dignity,…



Principles for Addressing Poverty and Welfare Reform

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  • Posted on June 13, 1994

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  • Anti-Poverty

Preamble  Helping Jewish poor as well as those in the general community achieve self-sufficiency has been a fundamental commitment of the Jewish people. Jewish tradition and values emphasize the responsibility of the larger community to provide for the poor and the near poor in ways that enable them to live independently, with dignity, and to…



Crime and Violence

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  • Posted on February 22, 1994

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  • Criminal Justice

The National Jewish Community Relations Advisory Council recognizes and shares the nationwide concern over problems of crime and violence which continue to plague our schools, cities, and suburban communities. The potential for inner city neighborhood revitalization is too often impeded by criminal activity which undermines local efforts to enhance economic development, create jobs, and improve…



Energy and the Environment as a Jewish Concern

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The Jewish community’s mandate to cherish, cultivate, and protect the earth is informed by traditional Jewish sources and contemporary Jewish insights. As Jews, we are heirs to a tradition of stewardship of the natural world first described in Genesis that teaches us to be partners in the ongoing work of creation. The National Jewish Community…



Action Alert: Urge Congress to Pass the Dream Act

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The Administration’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, puts 800,000 Dreamers at risk of deportation. The DREAM Act of 2017 would rectify this decision. It is critical that Congress to stand up for these youth and take swift action to replace fear and uncertainty with permanent protection! Dreamers are undocumented…



National Service Trust Act of 1993

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  • Posted on June 28, 1993

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  • Education

The National Jewish Community Relations Advisory Council endorses in principle the proposed National Service Trust Act of 1993 (S 919, HR 2010) with adequate church-state separation safeguards. This initiative would provide a unique opportunity for college students and others to help our nation confront pressing human service, educational, public safety, and environmental needs. National Service…



Principles on National Health Care Coverage

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  • Posted on June 28, 1993

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  • Healthcare

We call upon the federal government to take action to assure adequate and affordable accessible health care coverage for all individuals and families.   Universal Access   We seek a national health care plan that serves everyone living in the United States. Health care should not be employment dependent and should not exclude anyone with…



Memory of Thurgood Marshall

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  The passing of Thurgood Marshall is a great loss for all Americans. But for the Jewish community, the loss is especially sharp and poignant. The NJCRAC had a special affection for Justice Marshall. In many ways, Thurgood Marshall articulated for all of us the vocabulary of civil rights, civil liberties, freedom of expression, and…