Domestic Resolutions

EOSJ Task Force Concern: Measures That Undermine Governments’ Ability To Address Critical Human Needs

Adopted by the 2007 JCPA Plenum
 

Beginning in the mid-1990s, welfare reform accelerated the funding of entitlement programs by means of capped block grants, shifting responsibility for national anti-poverty programs to cash-strapped states. In addition, the tax cuts passed by Congress since 2001 have resulted in fewer federal dollars available to states, forcing state governments to cut Medicaid, senior programs, child care assistance, and education while providing little if any benefit to middle- and low-income taxpayers.

 

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04:29 PM Feb 26, 2007 - 0 comments permalink


Resolution On Civil Rights And Individual Liberties

Adopted by the 2007 JCPA Plenum   

The American Jewish Community has historically supported civil rights and individual liberties.   The mission statement of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs expresses a commitment to protect, preserve, and promote a just American society.  The American Jewish community has a “direct stake” in promoting individual liberties, and an “ethical imperative” to do so, recognizing that our values call us to assure freedom, justice, and liberty for all peoples, of all faiths, creeds and ethnicities.

 

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11:07 AM Feb 26, 2007 - 0 comments permalink


Resolution On Immigration Reform

Adopted by the 2007 JCPA Plenum

Comprehensive reform of the United States immigration system is long overdue.  The current morass of illegality, human suffering and violence must be ended.

In 2004, the JCPA adopted a resolution in favor of comprehensive immigration reform.  Since that time, the lack of federal movement has caused state governments, local municipalities, and individual citizens to take action on their own, leading to broad ranging policies that have lacked uniformity and caused increased confusion. There is growing recognition of the need for broad-based workable solutions and a consistent approach by the states and the federal government. 

The following resolution on immigration reform is founded upon American values of democracy, tolerance, entrepreneurial spirit and equality under the law and core Jewish values of human rights, human dignity and fairness.

 

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11:00 AM Feb 26, 2007 - 0 comments permalink


Resolution On Human Trafficking

Adopted by the 2006 JCPA Plenum

Each year approximately 800,000 people are trafficked worldwide, deprived of human rights and freedoms.1   Millions more are trafficked within their countries. Trafficking victims are often coerced by a trafficker, lured by the promise of a better life – higher salaries and better living conditions than they were accustomed to in their home countries.  However, once they arrive in the new country, they are stripped of any documentation they have (many of whom are smuggled in without proper paperwork) and exploited.

 

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11:54 AM Feb 27, 2006 - 0 comments permalink


Resolution On Seizing The Moment: Applying The Lessons Of Hurricanes Katrina, Rita And Wilma – Part II

Adopted by the 2006 JCPA Plenum

Some moments in history transform the ways in which societies operate.  Others constitute a call to action that goes unheard.  Before the history is written about the 2005 hurricane season, and the flood that devastated much of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast, the Jewish community and all Americans must seize this moment to create lasting and necessary change.

 

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