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Tipping Point? The United States and Abuses of Power: In Our Backyards, On Our Agenda
Winter is here, and it's time to take a cold, hard look at the state of the nation. This issue of the NCJW Journal represents a call to action -- to rein in unchecked power, defend civil liberties, protect the powerless, uphold religion-state separation, safeguard reproductive rights, and expand women's participation in the political process. Throughout its history, NCJW has spoken out against abuses of power. And now it's time to turn up the heat. Together, we must protect the rights of all Americans.
by Lisa Graves and Emily Lerner | 43 Comments
Whole books will be written -- and have been -- about recent governmental abuses of power, abuses that have tarnished our nation's reputation and put wind in the sails of our country's enemies. Since September 11, 2001, a litany of bad decisions and over-reaching has built to a crescendo, leading more and more Americans of all stripes to realize that the dangerous precedents being set today could have repercussions far into the future. by Molly M. Ginty | 468 Comments
All that Kaela* wanted was the security she'd never had. "When I was 12 and living at home, my father was an alcoholic who verbally and physically abused me," says Kaela, a 16-year-old from Toledo, Ohio.
by NCJW | 32 Comments
The NCJW Journal asked four progressive rabbis to share their views about religion-state separation. Some spoke of the Founding Fathers, others invoked Pharaoh's excesses, but each addressed the importance of the First Amendment and its twofold guarantee of religious liberty and religion-state separation.
by Susan J. Carroll and Katherine E. Kleeman | 16 Comments
The second article in this special NCJW Journal series looks at the impact women can have on elections. by By Lisa Keys | 59 Comments
For Israeli activist Sarai Aharoni, feminism and peace activism are like hummus and pita — natural complements. "Feminism and peace are interconnected," says Aharoni.
by Sammie Moshenberg | 6 Comments
In a packed room at Washington, DC's prestigious National Press Club, NCJW President Phyllis Snyder took to the podium and officially launched Plan A: NCJW's Campaign for Contraceptive Access.
by NCJW | 5 Comments
How much do you know about contraceptive access?
by Erica Brody | 17 Comments
Through the generations, NCJW members have held firmly to the belief that the right to prevent pregnancies is fundamental to women's equality and well-being. And they've passed this family value on to their children.
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