For Immediate Release:
February 29, 2024

In response to the reintroduction of the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act in the Senate, JCPA CEO Amy Spitalnick shared the following statement:

“We’re witnessing a wave of voter suppression and it isn’t happening in a vacuum — it’s part of a broader effort to undercut communities’ fundamental rights and our democracy.

“Safeguarding the right to vote by preventing discriminatory laws is at the core of how we must fight back, which is precisely why the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act is so critical.

“JCPA is proud to support this vital bill, because we know that all of our safety is inextricably linked with the health and vibrancy of our democracy.”

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About JCPA

The mission of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) is to strengthen and leverage the Jewish community relations network across the nation to champion a just, democratic, and pluralistic society and advance the right of full inclusion of all members of our society, including Jews, free of discrimination, hate, and prejudice.

Inspired by Jewish values of human dignity and equal justice under the law and an abiding commitment to vibrant and secure Jewish communities here, in Israel, and throughout the world, JCPA convenes and catalyzes its network to work with public officials, build deep relations, and engage in advocacy coalitions based on shared goals.

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