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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: 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,…

On the Hill Updates

On the Hill Updates: Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Federal Courts Well-qualified nominee for the federal circuit On May 26, the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on the nomination of Tiffany Cunningham for a lifetime position on the United States Court of Appeal for the Federal Circuit. Cunningham is a registered patent attorney before the US Patent…

On the Hill Updates

On the Hill Updates: Friday, May 14, 2021

Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice HEAL Act reintroduced On May 12, the Health Equity and Access Under the Law (HEAL) for Immigrant Families Act was reintroduced in the House by Reps. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) and Nanette Barragán (D-CA) and in the Senate by Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ). This important bill…

On the Hill Updates

On the Hill Updates: Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice FDA reviewing medication abortion restrictions On May 7, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it will review longstanding restrictions on mifepristone, a drug approved to end an early pregnancy that can be ingested by an individual on their own time, in their own…

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