Category Archive for: Domestic Policy

Action Alert: Urge Congress to Pass the Dream Act

by Administrator

  • Posted on February 21, 1994

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

by Administrator

  • Posted on June 28, 1993

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

by Administrator

  • Posted on June 28, 1993

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

by Administrator

  • Posted on February 15, 1993

  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…



Statement on Homosexuals in the Military

by Administrator

  • Posted on February 15, 1993

American democracy is predicated on the premise that every person is entitled to equality of rights, justice, and opportunity.   This core principle informs our deeply-held position in opposition to discrimination based on race religion, national origin, gender, handicap, and sexual orientation in the work-place, public accommodation, housing, education, and other public- and private-sector settings.…



Sexual Orientation Discrimination

by Administrator

  • Posted on September 21, 1992

A fundamental teaching of our tradition is that each human being is created in the image of the Almighty. Deriving from this central teaching is the premise that a society that is committed to equal rights, justice, and opportunity is one that is most conducive to Jewish security and creative Jewish life.   This core…



Statement on Harassment of Arab-Americans

by Administrator

  • Posted on September 10, 1990

The National Jewish Community Relations Advisory Council decries recent nation-wide attacks, both verbal and physical, on Arab-Americans. The democratic and cultural pluralism inherent in American society is central to the security and well-being of all groups and individuals who comprise the American population. We must not allow strong feelings engendered by the current crisis in…