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Delegates Assembly

In April 2018. JCPA members voted to create a Delegates Assembly (DA) which will be the highest deliberative body on public policy matters for the community relations network.  Like the Plenum, its purpose is to oversee and set new public positions and priorities for the community relations field through a

TAKE ACTION! Urge Congress to Pass the Women’s Health Protection Act

As states around the nation adopt increasingly restrictive anti-abortion laws, it is critical that Congress pass the Women’s Health Protection Act (S. 1975/H.R. 3755), which would enable health care providers to deliver abortion services without medically unnecessary limitations that do not significantly advance patient health or the safety of abortion, or

JCPA UPDATE: September 3, 2021

POLICY AND ADVOCACY JCPA Condemns Texas’ New Anti-Abortion Law — Senate Bill (S.B) 8 would ban abortion after six weeks into a pregnancy—before most people are aware they are pregnant. This law, which took effect this week after the Supreme Court denied litigants’ emergency request to block it, places the onus of enforcement

JCPA Condemns Texas’ New Anti-Abortion Law

The Jewish Council of Public Affairs (JCPA) condemns Texas’ new anti-abortion law, Senate Bill (S.B) 8, which bans abortion after six weeks into a pregnancy—before most people are aware they are pregnant. S.B. 8 places the onus of enforcement on private citizens, who can now sue abortion providers, as well

JCPA Applauds Passage of the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act

The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) applauds the House of Representatives on today’s passage of the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act (H.R. 4) and urges the Senate to follow suit as soon as possible. As an historic civil rights organization, JCPA has actively supported voting rights and worked

Criminal Justice Legislative Update: Summer Edition

While national news headlines have focused on the ongoing, but so far unsuccessful, effort to reach a compromise on police reform legislation, Congress has begun to consider other criminal justice reform legislation across a spectrum of topics. There are several

David Bohm Elected as JCPA’s New Board Chair

David Bohm has been elected JCPA Board Chair for the term, June 2021 – June 2023, and will serve as the 29th leader of the organization since its founding in 1944. He leads JCPA as it seeks to expand its role as a vital resource to Jewish communities across the

JCPA Commemorates the Murder of George Floyd

JCPA commemorates the one-year anniversary of the murder of George Floyd, which gave rise to the largest racial justice movement in the US since the 1960s. JCPA, a leader in the Jewish community on civil rights, mobilized the community relations field to achieve racial justice in our country.  We worked