News & Updates

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: Thursday, July 29, 2021

Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice House passes appropriations bills without abortion coverage bans This week, lawmakers in the House of Representatives achieved historic victories for reproductive freedom. On July 28, the House passed the FY22 State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs spending bill (HR 4373), which would permanently repeal the…

On the Hill Updates

On the Hill Updates: Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Federal Courts Astounding well-qualified nominee awaits advancement out of committee. The Senate Judiciary Committee is expected to vote on August 5 to advance Myrna Pérez for the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Extraordinarily qualified with extensive experience both as a litigator and a legal academic, Pérez…

On the Hill Updates

On the Hill Updates: Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Federal Courts Cunningham confirmed to the Federal Circuit! On July 19, the Senate confirmed (63-33) Tiffany Cunningham’s nomination to the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Tiffany Cunningham, supported by NCJW, will bring deep expertise and much-needed diversity to the Federal Circuit, which has never had a Black…

On the Hill Updates

On the Hill Updates: Friday, July 16, 2021

Federal Courts Senate Judiciary holds hearing on Pérez nomination On July 14, the Senate Judiciary Committee held hearings on a number of judicial nominees, including Myrna Pérez for the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Pérez has argued cutting-edge and complex cases in federal and state courthouses…

On the Hill Updates

On the Hill Updates: Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice Funding bills eliminate abortion coverage bans On July 12, the House Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (Labor-H) appropriations bill for fiscal year 2022 was released and did not contain the discriminatory Hyde Amendment. This means that the ban on abortion coverage…

On the Hill Updates

On the Hill Update: Thursday, July 1, 2021

Federal Courts Supreme Court weakens Voting Rights Act On July 1, the Supreme Court issued a decision in Brnovich v. Democratic National Committee, a case that assessed whether two voter suppression laws enacted by Arizona could be challenged by Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act. In a 6-3 decision…

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