Today, the Jewish Council for Public Affairs’ (JCPA) Delegates Assembly adopted four emergency resolutions related to the COVID-19 crisis at a voting session attended by almost 100 representatives of local Jewish community relations councils and national Jewish agencies. The resolutions expand the scope of JCPA’s policies related to the pandemic on immigration detention, decriminalization, and enforcement; decarceration of prisons and jails; and vote-by-mail and in-person voting. The Assembly also passed, for the first time, a resolution on handling pandemics.
These resolutions respond to the extraordinary challenges of this time and the critical issues raised by intergroup coalition partners during the COVID-19 crisis. The voting session of JCPA’s Delegates Assembly was held virtually for the first time in the organization’s 75-year-history.
Please see below for links to the full text of the resolutions adopted by the Delegates Assembly:
- Immigration Concerns During a Pandemic
- Criminal Justice Reform During a Pandemic
- Voting Rights and Elections During a Pandemic
- Principles for Responding to a Public Health Crisis
JCPA’s Delegates Assembly is responsible for identifying emerging issues, developing recommendations, and adopting resolutions to guide the work of both JCPA and the Jewish community relations field. To learn more about the Delegates Assembly, click here.