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: 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…

Special Projects

NCJW Advocates Get Out the Vax

When it became clear that you’d need serious computer skills to secure a COVID-19 vaccine, NCJW Essex saw a necessary call to action. Quickly, they convened a nimble-fingered group of volunteers to help senior citizens and others eligible for the shots at the time who could not navigate the patchwork…

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…

Press Releases

National Council of Jewish Women Dismayed by Supreme Court Voting Rights Decision, Vows to Fight to Ensure Equitable Access to the Ballot Box

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 1, 2021 MEDIA CONTACT Sarah Garfinkel, sgarfinkel@westendstrategy.com; 202-765-4290 National Council of Jewish Women Dismayed by Supreme Court Voting Rights Decision, Vows to Fight to Ensure Equitable Access to the Ballot Box WASHINGTON – In response to today’s Supreme Court decision in Brnovich v. Democratic National Committee…

On the Hill Updates

On the Hill Update: June 29, 2021

Federal Courts Supreme Court renders anti-immigrant decision This week, the Supreme Court ruled 6-3 in Johnson v. Guzman Chavez that a subset of immigrants can be held in detention indefinitely while appealing deportation orders, which can take months or even years. The question at the heart of the case was…

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