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JCPA Member Agencies


American Jewish Committee

Website of hte American Jewish Committee (AJC).  AJC is a JCPA national member agency. AJC has worked since 1906 to safeguard and strengthen Jews and Jewish life worldwide by promoting democratic and pluralistic societies that respect the dignity of all peoples.  Please also see AJC's Domestic Policy Website.

 

Anti-Defamation League

Website of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL).  ADL is a JCPA national member agency. The Anti-Defamation League was founded in 1913 to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all. Now one of the nation's premier civil rights/human relations agencies, ADL fights anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry, defends democratic ideals and protects civil rights for all. This website includes many useful resources including an index of hate crimes laws.   Please also see ADL's Comating Hate Website.

  

Jewish Community Relations Council: Chicago

Website of the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) of Chicago.  The JCRC is a JCPA local member agency. The JCRC is the umbrella body for 46 major Jewish organizations in the Chicago area and is the community relations arm of the Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago..  Also see The JCRC's Fighting Hate website.  

   

Jewish Community Relations Council: Minnesota and the Dakotas

Website of the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) of Minnesota and the Dakotas.  The JCRC is a JCPA local member agency. Since 1939, the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC) has served as the designated public affairs voice of the Jewish community to elected officials, the media, and other religious, racial and ethnic group.  Also see JCRC's Hate Crimes website.  

   

National Council of Jewish Women

Website of the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW).  NCJW is a JCPA national member agency.  NCJW is a volunteer organization that has been at the forefront of social change for over a century -- championing the needs of women, children, and families -- while courageously taking a progressive stance on such issues as child welfare, women's rights, and reproductive freedom..  Also see NCJW's Policy Issues Website. 

 

Union for Reform Judaism -- Religious Action Center for Reform Judaism

Website of the Union of Reform Judaism's Religious Action Center for Reform Judaism (RAC).  The Union of Reform Judaism is a national member agency of JCPA.  The RAC”) is the Washington, DC, office of the Union for Reform Judaism. The RAC has been a hub of Jewish social justice and legislative activity in the nation’s capital for more than 40 years.  Please also see the RAC's Hate Crimes Issue website. 

    


JCPA Coalition Partners


American Civil Liberties Union

Website of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).  Also see ACLU's Gay and Lesbian Rights Homepage

  

American Association of People with Disabilities

Website of the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD).  AAPD is the nation's largest cross-disability member organization.  AAPD is a leader on many issues including advocating for the swift passage of more effective hate crimes legislation. 

    

Human Rights Campaign

Website of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC).  HRC is the nation's largest gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender civil rights organizaiton.  They are leader in advocating for strong hate crimes legislation nationally.  Please also see HRC's hate crimes website Fight Hate Now.

    

Leadership Conference on Civil Rights

Website of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights (LCCR).  The nation's oldest and largest civil rights coalition.  LCCR is a leader in advocating for strong hate crimes legislation.  Please also see LCCR's Hate Crimes Task Force website.

   

Major Cities Cheifs Association

Website of the Major Cities Cheifs Association (MCCA).  MCCA membership is comprised of the Chiefs of the sixty-four largest police departments in the United States and Canada.

   

     

Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund

Website of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF).  Founded in 1968, MALDEF is the nation’s leading non-profit Latino legal organization.  MALDEF is a leader on many issues including advocating for the swift passage of more effective hate crimes legislation.  Please also see the MALDEF's Hate Crimes Issue website. 

     

Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund

Website of the Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF).  The Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund (SALDEF) is the oldest and largest Sikh American national non-profit civil rights and educational organization.

   

   

United Against Hate

Website of the Leadership Conference on Civil Right's (LCCR)  Hate Crimes Task Force.  This website includes many resources including organization letters, action items, and background information on the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act.  

   


Government Resources


HR 1913: Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009 (111th Congress)

Library of Congress Website (Thomas) that includes current status information of the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009, Sponsorship, Co-Sponsorship information, Bill Text, Hearing Status, and Vote Information.

      

HR 1592: Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2007 (110th Congress)

Library of Congress Website (Thomas) that includes current status information of the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2007, Sponsorship, Co-Sponsorship information, Bill Text, Summary Information, Hearing Status, and Vote History. This was the previous version of this legislation that was considered by the House of Representatives in 2007.  This House version of the bill was approved by a vote of 237-180.

     

S 1105: Matthew Shepard Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2007 (110th Congress)

Library of Congress Website (Thomas) that includes current status information of the Matthew Shepard ocal Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2007, Sponsorship, Co-Sponsorship information, Bill Text, Summary Information, Hearing Status, and Vote History. This was the previous version of this legislation that was considered by the House of Representatives in 2007.  This Senate version of the bill was adopted as an amendment to the Defense Authorization Bill by voice vote after Senate voted to invoke cloture on this amendment (S. Amt. 3035) by a vote of 60-39.

   

United States Department of Justice

Website of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ).  DOJ's mission is to enforce the law and defend the interests of the United States according to the law; to ensure public safety against threats foreign and domestic; to provide federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; to seek just punishment for those guilty of unlawful behavior; and to ensure fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.

 

United States Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division

Website of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), Civil Rights Division.  The Division is the primary institution within the federal government responsible for enforcing federal statutes prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, sex, handicap, religion, and national origin.  Please also see the Civil Rights Division's Criminal Section's website.  This Section of the Civil Rights Division is responsible for enforcing federal hate crimes laws.

   

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Website of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).  The FBI's mission is to protect and defend the United States against terrorist and foreign intelligence threats, to uphold and enforce the criminal laws of the United States, and to provide leadership and criminal justice services to federal, state, municipal, and international agencies and partners.  Please also see the FBI's Hate Crimes Website.  This includes site includes hate crime statistics from 1995-2007.

  


Expert Resources


  

Anti-Defamation League

Website of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL).  ADL is a JCPA national member agency. The Anti-Defamation League was founded in 1913 to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all. Now one of the nation's premier civil rights/human relations agencies, ADL fights anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry, defends democratic ideals and protects civil rights for all. This website includes many useful resources including an index of hate crimes laws.   Please also see ADL's Comating Hate Website.

  

Southern Poverty Law Center

The Southern Poverty Law Center was founded in 1971 as a small civil rights law firm. Today, SPLC is internationally known for its tolerance education programs, its legal victories against white supremacists and its tracking of hate groups.  Please also see SPLC's Intelligence Project website for more information about local hate groups and hate crimes.