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 on private citizens, who can now sue abortion providers, as well as anyone who “aids or abets” an abortion after six weeks. Click here to read the full statement.

ACTION ALERT: Texas is just the latest example, 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 make abortion more difficult to access. Take action now!

JCPA Applauds Passage of the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act — JCPA applauds the House of Representatives on the recent 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 to maximize voter enfranchisement since its founding in 1944. Click here to read the full statement. 

ACTION ALERT: Write your Senators to urge them to follow the House of Representatives in passing the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act. Take action now!

Criminal Justice Reform Legislative Update (August 2021) — There are several pieces of legislation Congress is actively considering that could move forward later in the year or early in 2022. As part of our Criminal Justice Initiative, JCPA is producing this legislative update to inform the Jewish community relations field about Congressional criminal justice legislative efforts and action needed.

October 26, 2021: Delegates Assembly Educational Session
April 11-12, 2022: JCPA2022 National Virtual Conference

To read past issues of JCPA’s update, click here.


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