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Washington Institute 2016

Don’t miss NCJW’s premier public policy event with in-depth issue briefings from political leaders and policymakers along with specialized advocacy skills trainings to help you educate yourselves and your communities on the issues that matter. More information here.

August Recess 2015


Federal lawmakers spend the month of August in their home state or district, during what's known as August Recess. This is the time when constituents get to address lawmakers and their staff in person! Whether you are attending in-district legislative visits, town hall meetings, or other public events, your voice matters. Check out NCJW’s August Recess 2015 Action Page for resources to take action on three critical issues: sex trafficking, judicial nominations, and ending bans on abortion coverage.

Remember, your lawmakers are expecting to hear from you while they’re in town! Don’t let them head back to Washington before taking action!

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NCJW Applauds Senate Rejection of Anti-Planned Parenthood Bill


August 3, 2015, Washington, DC – The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) today applauded the Senate vote to reject a ban on funding Planned Parenthood. The Senate voted 53-46 on whether to proceed to a vote on S 1881, a bill that would eliminate federal funds for Planned Parenthood. NCJW CEO Nancy K. Kaufman released the following statement:

NCJW continues to stand with Planned Parenthood and against those who would impose fundamentalist religious views that reject women’s moral autonomy and jeopardize the well-being of so many people."

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Reflections on the Anniversary of Medicaid


Our birthday wish on the anniversary of the government programs that launched us on the journey to universal care is that we strengthen our commitment to ensure every US resident has the coverage she or he needs

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Supreme Court Wrap Up with Dahlia Lithwick



Marriage equality, the health care law, religious liberty, civil rights — these are some of the important issues with which the Supreme Court is grappling during this term. By the end of this month, the Court is expected to have issued its final decisions on blockbuster cases that will impact our country for generations to come.

Listen to the call recording,“Courts Matter: Supreme Court Wrap Up with Dahlia Lithwick."

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