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, June 18, 2021

Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice Senate Committee considers Women’s Health Protection Act On June 16, the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on the Constitution held a hearing on the Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA, HR 3755/S 1975). During the hearing — “Protecting Roe: Why We Need the Women’s Health Protection Act,”…

Policy Statements

Black Reproductive Justice Policy Agenda Offers Important Policy Solutions to Address Intersectional Issues of Reproductive Health

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 16, 2021 Media Contact: Alyson Malinger, West End Strategy Team amalinger@westendstrategy.com; 917-935-7311 National Council of Jewish Women supports the more than 30 Black women’s organizations that helped produce this agenda that, if enacted, would ensure equitable access to health care for all WASHINGTON — Following the…

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…

Press Releases

NCJW Celebrates Reintroduction of Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA)

National Council of Jewish Women 2055 L Street, NW, Suite 650 Washington, DC 20036 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 8, 2021 Media Contact: Alyson Malinger, West End Strategy Team amalinger@westendstrategy.com; 917-935-7311 June 8, 2021, Washington DC – National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) applauds the reintroduction of the Women’s Health Protection…

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,…

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