National Council of Jewish Women
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Statehood for DC
April 22, 2021, Washington, DC-National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) hailed the passage of the HR 51 in the House of Representatives, which would grant statehood and voting representation in Congress to the District of Columbia. NCJW Chief Policy Officer Jody Rabhan released the following statement:
“National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) has long worked to expand voting rights and make voting more accessible. Today we celebrate the passage of HR 51 in the House of Representatives, which would grant statehood and voting representation in Congress to the more than 700,000 taxpaying residents of the District of Columbia. Statehood for the District is not simply an issue of voting rights, but one of racial justice. DC historically has been a majority Black city, and today is majority people of color. Its residents deserve full and equal rights.
“Now that the House has passed this landmark bill, we urge the Senate to take action without delay.”
National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) is a grassroots organization of 180,000 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. Through a program of education, community service, and advocacy, our advocates across the country create lasting social change on our key issues of the federal courts; reproductive health, rights, and justice, and voter engagement. More information on Facebook and on Twitter at @NCJW.