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: Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Federal Courts Critical committee vote on voting rights expert for Second Circuit The Senate Judiciary Committee is expected to vote on the nomination of Myrna Pérez to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Thursday, August 5. Pérez is widely considered one of our nation’s top…

On the Hill Updates

On the Hill Updates: Friday, July 23, 2021

Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice House to consider funding bills Next week, the full House of Representatives will consider seven appropriations bills on the floor, including those funding Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (Labor-H) as well as Financial Services and General Government (FSGG). As a reminder,…

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 Update: Friday, June 25, 2021

Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice First appropriations bill introduced without Hyde On June 23, the House Financial Services and General Government (FSGG) appropriations bill for fiscal year 2022 was released and did not contain any abortion coverage restrictions. This means that the ban on the District of Columbia using its…

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…

Policy Statements

We Demand Equal Pay

National Council of Jewish Women 2055 L Street, NW, Suite 650 Washington, DC 20036 We Demand Equal Pay April 16, 2021, Washington, DC-National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) celebrated passage of the Paycheck Fairness Act in the House of Representatives and urges the Senate to follow suit without delay. NCJW…

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