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The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) is a grassroots organization of volunteers and advocates who turn progressive ideals into action. Inspired by Jewish values, NCJW strives for social justice by improving the quality of life for women, children, and families and by safeguarding individual rights and freedoms.

On the Hill Updates

On the Hill Updates: Friday, June 18, 2021

Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice Senate Committee considers Women’s Health Protection Act On June 16, the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on the Constitution held a hearing on the Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA, HR 3755/S 1975). During the hearing — “Protecting Roe: Why We Need the Women’s Health Protection Act,”…

On the Hill Updates

On the Hill Updates: Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Federal Courts Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson confirmed to a lifetime seat on the DC Circuit On June 14, the Senate confirmed Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the US Courts of Appeals for the DC Circuit (53-44), only the ninth Black woman to serve on our appellate courts. Judge Jackson has…

On the Hill Updates

On the Hill Updates: Friday, June 11, 2021

Courts Two outstanding judicial nominees step closer to confirmation On June 10, the Senate held a cloture vote to advance the nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the US Courts of Appeals for the DC Circuit (52-46), and is expected to file cloture on Candace Jackson-Akiwumi to the US…

On the Hill Updates

On the Hill Updates: Wednesday, June 8, 2021

Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice Women’s Health Protection Act reintroduced On June 8, the Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA) was reintroduced by Reps. Judy Chu (D-CA), Lois Frankel (D-FL), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), and Veronica Escobar (D-TX) alongside Sens. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI). Over the last decade, states…

On the Hill Updates

On the Hill Updates: Friday, June 4, 2021

Courts Well qualified for Federal Circuit Court of Appeals On May 26, the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on the nomination of Tiffany Cunningham to the United States Court of Appeal for the Federal Circuit. Cunningham is a registered patent attorney before the US Patent and Trademark office with…

On the Hill Updates

On the Hill Updates: Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice Presidential budget eliminates Hyde Amendment On May 28, President Joe Biden released a budget proposal eliminating the Hyde Amendment for those enrolled in Medicaid, a historic milestone resulting from decades of advocacy led by women of color. For over forty years, Hyde has pushed time-sensitive,…

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