JCPA Opposes Justice Department Request to Add Citizenship Question to the 2020 Census – JCPA joined over 100 civil rights groups in urging the Commerce Department to reject the Justice Department's request to add a question about citizenship status to the 2020 Census. This addition would adversely affect outreach, response rates, and many other aspects of the nation's largest and most complex peacetime activity. Click here to read the full letter.
ADL Report: 67% Increase in U.S. Anti-Semitic Incidents in 2017 – There was a 67 percent increase in anti-Semitic incidents across the United States from January 1 to September 30, 2017, in comparison with the same period in 2016, according to the Anti-Defamation League’s annual report on an antisemitism. To learn more, click here.
Dream Act Action Plan – Congress has set February 8 as the deadline for negotiating a deal on the Dream Act.
- JCPA is working with its Interfaith Immigration Coalition to connect our local affiliates at the grassroots level to arrange meetings with Congressional offices, organize press conferences, and write op-eds. For more information, contact Tammy Gilden at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Click here for an brief overview of JCPA's immigration policy that you can use as talking points or as a "leave-behind" for meetings with legislative offices.
Avodah Presents: Speaking Torah to Power – Tune in to Avodah's speakers series, which brings top educators from around the country to address today's most pressing issues and explore connections between activism, spirituality, and Jewish wisdom. Avodah organized the program in partnership with the UJA-Federation of New York. To learn more, click here.
JFNA Report on Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) – Congress passed and the President signed into law legislation that will fund CHIP, which covers nine million children, and the RAISE Act, which took some initial steps toward improving the lives of family caregivers. Both CHIP and the RAISE Act are key priorities for the Jewish Federations of North America given their work on strengthening the social safety net for those in need of services. You can view the action alert here.