JCPA Statement on the Status of Our Democracy

In a victory for democracy, Americans turned out in record numbers for the 2022 midterm elections, despite unprecedented efforts at voter suppression and disinformation campaigns. Candidates who ran on anti-democratic platforms, authoritarian, and populist agendas largely lost their races, with, unfortunately, notable exceptions. We are relieved there have been no

JCPA Statement on Israeli Elections

Last Tuesday, the Israeli people went to the polls and voted in a free and fair election in which 71% of the electorate cast ballots. JCPA reiterates its support for a democratic Israel committed to a just and inclusive society that promotes human rights for all residents of Israel.  As

Together, Lifting Up Democracy: One Vote at A Time

By Melanie Roth Gorelick, Senior Vice President, Jewish Council for Pubic Affairs Ken Burns’ recent series “US and the Holocaust” reminds us why energizing and acting upon the Jewish community relations mission of building a just and pluralistic America is, especially now, so important. As communities, Blacks and Jews must

JCPA Applauds Congress for Passing the First Gun Violence Prevention Law in Decades

New York, NY — The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) applauds Congress for passing the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, the first gun safety bill Congress has passed in almost three decades. This legislation will increase gun safety, mental health funding, and school safety. Specifically, the bill enhances background checks

JCPA Condemns Supreme Court Decision Overturning Roe v. WaDE

New York, NY — The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) strongly condemns today’s Supreme Court ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization overturning Roe v. Wade, holding that there is no longer a right to abortion under the federal constitution. Access to safe, affordable, and legal abortion and