JCPA Goes to Washington – On March 15, JCPA leaders will engage in an Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill to amplify the voice of the community relations field on our priority concerns, inlcuding gun violence, the FY19 federal budget, immigration, criminal justice reform, and an international fund for Israeli-Palestinian peace. Click the links below for our issue briefs.
Jewish NGOs Team Up to Stop Ethnic Cleansing of the Rohingya People – To raise awareness and mobilize in response to ongoing atrocities, the newly formed Jewish Rohingya Justice Network organized a webinar offering listeners a firsthand account of Burmese military's brutal ethnic cleansing campaign. We also discussed actions the Jewish community can take to provide humanitarian aid to Rohingya refugees and help stop the ethnic cleansing.
What You Can Do:
1. Advocate for the passage of the Burma Human Rights and Freedom Act (S. 2060). Send a letter to your senators urging them to cosponsor the Burma Human Rights and Freedom Act by clicking here.
2. Donate to the Jewish Rohingya Justice Network’s short-term, emergency fund, hosted by AJWS. 100% of your donation will go directly to NGOs on the ground in Burma and Bangladesh. To learn more and contribute, please click here.
3. Raise awareness. Share this webinar and organize educational programs in your community. ADL's lesson plans are excellent for high school teachers.
JFNA Action Alert: Support the Holocaust Survivor Assistance Program and the Emergency Food and Shelter Program – As Congress considers federal funding for Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19), please ask your representatives to sign on to the following letters urging House appropriators to fully fund the Holocaust Survivors Assistance Program and the Emergency Food and Shelter Program.
JCPA Endorses Rally to End Racism on National Mall – JCPA is officially sponsoring the the National Council of Churches’ ACT to End Racism Rally in Washington, D.C., on April 4, marking the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s assassination in 1968. By joining this initiative, JCPA and our partners are committing to finish the work of eradicating the entrenched racism and racial inequities that grip our nation. For more information, click here.