Category Archive for: Domestic Policy

The Non-Profit Sector

by Administrator

  • Posted on February 25, 2006

The nonprofit sector enriches America and the world through varied programs and charitable deeds.  A vibrant and independent charitable community is vital for a strong America. Periodically, legislation is introduced that would restrict the rights of nonprofit organizations to engage in certain activities such as issue education and advocacy  or engaging in nonpartisan election-related activities…



SEIZING THE MOMENT: APPLYING THE LESSONS OF HURRICANE KATRINA

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  • Posted on February 25, 2006

 Some moments in history transform the ways in which societies operate.  Others constitute a call to action that goes unheard.  Before the history is written about the 2005 hurricane season, and the flood that devastated much of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast, the Jewish community and all Americans must seize this moment to create…



Racial Disparities in Healthcare

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  • Posted on February 25, 2006

Census data for 2004 revealed that the number of uninsured Americans rose for the fourth year in a row resulting in 45.8 million Americans uninsured. In light of this growing problem the JCPA reaffirms its support for quality, affordable health care coverage, regardless of income, in accordance with our 2000 resolution on healthcare.  We call…



Climate Change and Energy Independence

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  • Posted on February 25, 2006

The United States and many other countries have become increasingly dependent on oil in the Middle East. U.S. foreign policy is constrained by the burden of protecting oil supplies in nations whose autocratic governments are often hostile towards democracies and the West in general and the U.S. and Israel specifically. As stated at the 2001…



Jewish Refugees from the Middle East and North Africa

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  • Posted on February 25, 2006

In 2004, the JCPA plenum adopted a comprehensive resolution “Advocacy for Jewish Refugees from Arab Countries” that expressed support for the initiative “Justice for Jews from Arab Countries” (JJAC).[1] The goals of this initiative are to emphasize the plight of Jewish refugees from Arab states, to reestablish historical context, and seek reparations to help bring…



SEPARATION OF RELIGION AND STATE

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  • Posted on February 24, 2005

As Jews, members of a religious minority within the United States, we are particularly sensitive to the relationship between religion and state in this nation. The American tradition of religious freedom has enabled the Jewish community to flourish in the most religiously pluralistic nation in history.  The First Amendment’s guarantees of the free exercise of…



POLITICAL ASYLUM PROTECTION FOR VICTIMS OF GENDER VIOLENCE AND OTHER FORMS OF PERSECUTION

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  • Posted on February 24, 2005

  During many periods of our history, the American Jewish community has benefited greatly from the United States’ refugee protection policies.  Millions of Jews have found safe haven in this country – including individuals displaced following the Holocaust and refugees from the former Soviet Union and other parts of the world.  This positive experience has…



Reproductive Choice

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  • Posted on February 24, 2005

Assaults on reproductive health services continue to grow on a local, state and federal level.  Moreover, access to abortion and affordable family planning has been severely restricted.  There is also a growing movement to bestow the rights of full personhood on the fetus.  In light of the debate within American society regarding a woman’s right…



Confronting Poverty By Funding Anti-Poverty Programs

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  • Posted on February 24, 2005

The JCPA supports policies and programs that help move individuals and families out of poverty; that provide work opportunities at wages that allow for self-sufficiency; that provide adequate financial and social service supports; and that attack problems of inadequate education, housing, healthcare, and persistent, fundamental illiteracy.  In light of continued federal and state budget deficits…



Medicaid

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  • Posted on February 24, 2005

Since biblical times, Jewish tradition finds a profound value in the preservation of health and life of all individuals. We recognize that to save a life is as if to save an entire world.  For decades, the JCPA has been dedicated to improving the American healthcare system and Medicaid in particular.  Medicaid is our nation’s…