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The 2020 elections — arguably the most unusual and consequential elections in our nation’s history — are over. So what happens now? In this webinar, NCJW’s Government Relations and Advocacy team members Jody Rabhan and Shannon Russel discussed the results of the elections and our priorities for the next Administration and Congress and answered leaders burning questions about the path forward. View the presentation slides.
Resources & Action Opportunities
Get Out the Vote in Georgia – Monday, December 14 from 6-8pm ET/ 3-5pm PT and Monday, December 21 6-8pm ET/ 3-5pm PT
- NCJW is partnering with the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (RAC), Women of Reform Judaism, and Reclaim our Vote on this effort.
Speak out about the federal courts
- Tell the Senate to oppose judicial nominations for Kathryn Kimball Mizelle and Toby Crouse
- Learn about What’s at Stake in the 2020-2021 US Supreme Court Term
- Raise awareness on social media
- Visit www.courtsmatter.org for more
Mobilize your community for reproductive health, rights, and justice
- Learn about the Each Woman Act and the Women’s Health Protection Act
- Use NCJW’s Abortion and Jewish Values Toolkit in your communications and events.
- Encourage people to sign the EACH Woman Act and Women’s Health Protection Act petitions, sample email below. And here are sample graphics to spread the word on reproductive health, rights, and justice.
The challenges facing our country are manifold — some acute and some deeply-rooted — but the victory of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, the first Black and South Asian woman to reach the second-highest office in the nation, gives us a more hopeful path forward. And while we may feel a sense of collective relief, we know that abortion care will still remain out of reach for too many and is threatened even more by the recent Supreme Court appointment.
That’s why I am reaching out today to share the National Council of Jewish Women’s petitions for people of faith and conscience to call on Congress to pass the Women’s Health Protection Act (HR 2975/S 1645) and the EACH Woman Act (HR 1692/S 758).
The Women’s Health Protection Act would secure our constitutional rights and create a federal tool invalidating outrageous abortion bans and restrictions like the law struck down in June Medical Services v. Russo.
The EACH Woman Act would permanently end the Hyde Amendment and related restrictions which block use of insurance coverage for abortion services.
The petitions, which outline the moral and faith values that inspire our support for abortion rights and access, will be delivered to members of the 117th Congress. Add your name today and share far and wide with the people of faith in your life who believe in compassion and dignity for all and are committed to ensuring equity and justice for the most marginalized members of our society.