NCJW is calling on you to continue the work we started at Washington Institute on gun violence prevention, immigration reform, and access to abortion coverage. We invite you to participate in “Washington Institute at Home,” an opportunity to let your legislators know where you stand on these important issues.
Members of Congress will be home during the upcoming Memorial Day recess (May 27-31) - a great chance to meet with your lawmakers, hone your advocacy skills, and engage in tikkun olam!
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"The best anti-poverty program we have ever had just turned 78, and many in Congress as well as the president want to cut its essential benefits. At a time when millions were near starvation during the depths of the Depression, the U.S. adopted the system of social insurance we know today as Social Security. Confronted with overwhelming need and an economy on the skids, the country committed nevertheless to the task of rescuing millions from destitution. Now that we're the richest country on earth, somehow we can't afford to maintain the current standard of benefits?"
Read more from NCJW CEO Nancy K. Kaufman in the Huffington Post blog.
When: June 4, 2013, 5:30–8:00 PM
Where: The Interchurch Center, 475 Riverside Drive, New York, NY 10115
NCJW has recently taken the lead on speaking out against the injustice caused by current religious marriage laws that marginalize thousands of couples, calling upon the Israeli government to create a mechanism for civil marriage in Israel and to sanction marriage under alternative religious avenues.
We hope you will join us for an evening program that will raise awareness about the need to have civil marriage and divorce in Israel for those who cannot or do not wish to be married in a religious ceremony.
Peace Corps volunteers provide invaluable service to our country, fostering peace and supporting development world-wide. You’d think our government would do all it could to ensure their protection and fair treatment.
But since 1979, Peace Corps volunteers have been denied access to the abortion coverage available to other federal workers.
The Peace Corps Equity Act would fix this injustice — Speak out today to urge your senators to cosponsor this bill.
NCJW Mission to Israel 2013
October 10–16, 2013
The Road to Tomorrow: Women Leading Change will feature Dahlia Lithwick, judicial scholar and award-winning American journalist, who will serve as our scholar-in-residence. Throughout the mission we plan to explore the issues that NCJW women care about and advocate for — both in the United States and Israel. The itinerary will offer meetings with all levels of Israeli women: grassroots activists, politicians, policy-makers and other leading change-makers who contribute to the betterment of women, children, and families in Israel.
Read a detailed itinerary and register today!