Category Archive for: Domestic Policy

Care for Needy Holocaust Survivors

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  • Posted on February 24, 2003

  It has been estimated that there are more than 500,000 Holocaust survivors living throughout the world today many of whom are elderly and infirm and some of whom are living in abject poverty, lacking basic needs including food, shelter and medical care.   This shocking situation has only recently begun to come to the…



Boycotts

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  • Posted on February 24, 2003

  With increasing frequency, Jewish individuals and organizations are being called upon to participate in boycotts and other economic measures intended to change the behavior of companies, institutions, media outlets and countries deemed to be hostile to Israel or other Jewish interests.  In many communities, the grassroots boycott efforts have been specifically directed at newspapers…



Health Care Coverage

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  • Posted on February 24, 2003

According to the latest Census Bureau report, there were more than 41 million uninsured Americans in the year 2001, an increase of 1.4 million after two years of declining figures.  Eight out of 10 were in working families.  In most cases, the primary wage earner in the household either had a job that offered no…



Evangelical- Jewish Relations

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  • Posted on February 24, 2003

  Working in coalition with other groups/communities to achieve common purposes and establishing dialogues as a means of education and as a possible first step to cooperative efforts are core community relations’ strategies.  In a variety of settings and with diverse points of view, American Jews are today exploring how these strategies apply to Evangelical…



Public Health

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  • Posted on February 24, 2003

  In the last century, public health measures such as antibiotics, sanitation and vaccination helped wipe out many infectious diseases, adding 25 years to life expectancy in industrialized countries.  Despite modern advances in medicine, many diseases are increasing among our citizens. Today’s health challenges include an epidemic of chronic diseases such as asthma and diabetes,…



MISLEADING AND AGGRESSIVE PROSELYTIZATION

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  • Posted on June 10, 2002

The increased aggressiveness of certain missionary Christian groups around the country is a matter of growing concern for the Jewish community.  Utilizing misleading practices, some of these groups misrepresent themselves as Jews in an effort to enhance their proselytizing efforts. Jewish organizations and community centers have been frequent foci of these groups, as have college…



Mental Health Care

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  • Posted on June 10, 2002

    The Jewish Council for Public Affairs has consistently supported comprehensive, accessible, affordable, quality health care coverage for individuals and families regardless of income.  This includes mental as well as physical health care, consistent with our understanding that Judaism concerns itself with the health of the mind and soul as well as the body. …



Reaffirming Commitment to the Social Justice Agenda

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  • Posted on February 24, 2002

  The terrorist attacks of September 11th and subsequent events have generated an inevitable shift in national priorities and altered the legislative landscape in Congress. The nation has properly focused and must continue to focus on issues arising from the fight against terrorism, on defense and security, recovery and rebuilding. At the same time, we…



Resolution on Advancing Women’s Rights

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  • Posted on February 24, 2002

  The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) urges the United States to ratify the Convention for the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), a landmark Convention that has been ratified by 168 countries, including Israel.  The U.S. is the only industrial country failing to ratify the Convention, and is in the…



Resolution on Making Poverty Reduction a Primary Goal of TANF Reauthorization

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  • Posted on February 24, 2002

  The 1996 welfare law transformed the nation’s social policy, changing several welfare-related programs and replacing the entitlement to cash assistance with a Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Program, which made benefits contingent on work. While these laws have helped low-income families move from welfare to work, millions have not received the assistance needed…