JCPA Advocates on Capitol Hill for Priority Issues – Forty JCPA leaders, including Board Members and Frank Fellows, participated in JCPA Advocacy Day on March 15. We amplified the voice of the community relations field and our network with Congressional leaders on our priority concerns, which represent the consensus of the Jewish community around the United States.
The successful day included a luncheon with Members of Congress, over a dozen Hill visits, and briefings from our faith partners and the Washington representatives of several JCPA member agencies. Click here for a recap of the day.
Our five priority issues:
20 National Jewish Organizations Speak Out on Ending Gun Violence – Ahead of March for Our Lives, 20 major national Jewish organizations–including all four religious denominations of Judaism–released an open letter outlining our collective principles for ending gun violence in the U.S. and calling for immediate action. Read our open letter here.
JCPA Endorses Every Person Counts Act (S. 2580) – In response to efforts to include a question on citizenship in the 2020 Census, which would likely depress participation among immigrant households, this bill would prohibit the Census Bureau from asking a question on citizenship or immigration status. Click here to learn more.
Act Now! United to End Racism – 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 and launching an initiative to end racism. To learn more and support the effort locally, click here, and to access the social media kit, click here.