Action Network

Protecting Democracy

America’s commitment to inclusive democracy has allowed the Jewish community to thrive and grow with unprecedented safety and security. Attacks on that democracy and a growing anti-democratic extremist movement profoundly endanger Jews and so many other communities across the country.

From supporting fighting for every American’s fundamental civil rights, to countering rising disinformation and extremism, the Protecting Democracy Action Network is putting our fundamental Jewish values of equality and justice into action.

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Support the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act

Attacks on voting rights seek to undercut communities’ fundamental rights and our democracy. Contact your representatives today to encourage them to safeguard the right to vote and prevent discriminatory laws.

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Steering Committee


The Protecting Democracy Action Network’s priorities are guided by a steering committee that brings together JCPA and JCRC professionals and lay leaders, as well as national partner organizations.


Evan Goldman, Executive Director, Public Affairs, Jewish Federation of Broward County
Corey Shapiro, JCPA Vice Chair


Leslie Anderson, JCPA Board Member and JCRC of Atlanta
Sofi Hersher Andorsky, A More Perfect Union: The Jewish Partnership for Democracy
Brian Hughes, Polarization & Extremism Research & Innovation Lab (PERIL) at American University
Meredith Jacobs, Jewish Women International
Rabbi Ari Jun, JCRC of the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati
Allison Lee, PEN America
Dani Levine, Hillel International
Deborah Oleshansky, JCRC of the Jewish Federation of Greater Nashville
Leslie Proll, Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
Katie Reisner, States United Democracy Center
Ethan Roberts, JCRC of Minnesota & the Dakotas
Lindsay Schubiner, Western States Center
Judy Smith, JCPA Board Member
Barbara Weinstein, Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism


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