POLICY: Participate in Twitter Storm on World Day Against Trafficking in Persons is July 30

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on July 27, 2017

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Nonprofit, faith-based, and secular anti-trafficking organizations will host a Twitter Storm to raise awareness about the importance of increased investments to combat human trafficking and modern day slavery. World Day is a call to action to end this crime and an opportunity to elevate the response to end human trafficking. Click here for the Twitter…



POLICY: JCPA’s Coalition Letters

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on July 27, 2017

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 In addition to meeting with federal legislators and other government officials, JCPA also frequently joins its partners in sending letters to policymakers, offering hearing testimony, and endorsing legislation. Click here for a list of JCPA’s written advocacy since May 2017.



URGE SENATORS TO OPPOSE CUTS TO MEDICAID TODAY!

by Haya Luftig

On Tuesday, July 25, the Senate will likely begin the voting process on a health care proposal that would slash Medicaid funding up to 35%, harming millions of Americans, including seniors, people with disabilities, low-income children, and pregnant women, by complicating their access to services while raising costs and lowering coverage.  Such legislation would also…



Intersectionality excludes and includes. Jews must learn the difference.

by Haya Luftig

By David Bernstein Published in JTA   Last year, I wrote an opinion piece for JTA about a term and a trend few Jews over the age of 30 had ever heard of: intersectionality. Coined in the late 1980s, intersectionality posits that various forms of oppression — racism, sexism, classism, ableism and homophobia — are all interconnected.  According to the…



CRCast: July 17 – Slashing $10 billion in Jewish social services: What’s at stake for your community? with William Daroff

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on July 6, 2017

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Join JCPA’s CRCast series, in which we tackle the issues of the day. In each webcast, JCPA’s David Bernstein interviews a special guest expert or practitioner about the most pressing topics that are affecting the Jewish community and the Community Relations field. From the rise of anti-Semitism worldwide to the new Administration to the challenges…



ACTION ALERT: URGE SENATORS TO OPPOSE CUTS TO MEDICAID!

by Haya Luftig

As a result of your advocacy, we helped delay the Senate’s health care vote. The Senate plans to take up the bill soon after the July 4th holiday. We must continue to speak out! The Senate’s “Better Care Reconciliation Act” would be devastating for millions of Americans and irreparably harmful to Jewish social service agencies that…



The Jewish Council for Public Affairs Reacts to Israeli Government Decision on Western Wall

by Haya Luftig

New York-  The Jewish Council for Public Affairs, comprised of 16 national Jewish Organizations, including four major synagogue movements, and 125  local Jewish Community Councils, re-affirms the central value of Jewish unity and the unshakeable bonds that connect us to one another and to the State of Israel. Many of our affiliated organizations are deeply…



Prevent Harmful Cuts to Jewish Social Services

by Haya Luftig

Jews UNITE to Prevent Harmful Cuts to Health Care to Jewish Social Services and Millions of the Most Vulnerable Sign the petition to show senators that the Jewish community opposes the American Health Care Act.  Signatures needed by June 24, 2017! The Senate is fast-tracking a bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Like…



JCPA Condemns Shooting of Congressman Scalise

by Haya Luftig

New York, NY -The Jewish Council for Public Affairs strongly condemns the senseless shooting of Congressman Steve Scalise and several capitol police during baseball practice yesterday.    We pray for the full recovery of all victims.  The shootings are yet another reminder of the importance of reinforcing our democratic  pluralist ethos and a political culture of…