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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.

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The Unfinished Work of the 19th Amendment

August 26, 2020 Originally published in Jewish Philanthropy By Sheila Katz On August 26th, 1920 – exactly 100 years ago – the 19th Amendment was certified, at long last securing voting rights for women. The past 100 years have included important steps for women starting with suffrage and extending to…

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House Passes Voting Rights Advancement Act

December 6, 2019 Washington, DC – The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) celebrates the passage of the Voting Rights Advancement Act (H.R. 4) in the House of Representatives. Jody Rabhan, NCJW Chief Policy Officer, released the following statement: “For the past 125 years, NCJW has educated and engaged our…

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Supreme Court Rules Out Defending Democracy in Partisan Gerrymandering and Defers on Census Count Case

Contact: Amanda Lang Director of Marketing and Communications 917.886.0336 cell FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Supreme Court Rules Out Defending Democracy in Partisan Gerrymandering and Defers on Census Count Case  June 27, 2019, Washington, DC – The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) today decried the Supreme Court’s decision in two cases involving partisan gerrymandering — the North Carolina case, Rucho v. Common Cause, and…

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We Must Restore the Voting Rights Act

Contact: Amanda Lang Director of Marketing and Communication alang@ncjw.org 917-886-0336 February 26, 2019, Washington, DC – The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) welcomed the introduction of the Voting Rights Advancement Act (HR 4) by Rep. Terri Sewell (D-AL) , which would restore Section 4 of the 1965 Voting Rights…

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