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Privacy Policy

Posted by admin on May 18, 2017
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Category: Capitol Hill Updates

We Respect Your Privacy We provide this notice explaining our online information practices. To make this notice easy to find, we make it available on our homepage and at every point where personally identifiable information may be requested. By visiting this website, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy. Information We Collect Two types of information are collected: 1. Personal, or “individually identifiable,” information you provide to us; and 2. Standard web

What’s Title IX Got To Do With Me?

Posted by admin on August 1, 2016
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Category: NCJW Insider

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By Julia Alford, NCJW Legislative Intern
By Julia Alford, NCJW Legislative Intern June 23rd marked the 44th anniversary of the passage of Title IX, a federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in education. Title IX is often associated with athletics as the law mandates that girls and boys have equal opportunities to play sports. But Title IX is more than just sports, it helps to advance and protect both

Back 2 School Stores Back in Action!

Posted by admin on July 28, 2016
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Category: Uncategorized
From Pittsburgh to St. Louis to Long Island, NCJW sections are in full swing of Back 2 School store fun – and just in time for many kids

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by Kristen Strezo
Many NCJW advocates have their own point of reference as to why they feel compelled to work for abortion access, whether a personal experience or one observed through the eyes of a friend or family member. My own fight for abortion access has been fueled by what I experienced trying to start a family with my husband years ago as strangers in a new land. It

Not Worth a Gamble

Posted by admin on July 13, 2016
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By Carol Consalvo
Preface: This story was originally published as part of the Jewish Daily Forward’s series Silent No More: Forward Readers Tell Their Abortion Stories. Carol Consalvo is the NCJW Arizona State Policy Advocacy Chair. In her words:

The decision in Roe v. Wade was such an important event in my lifetime. I grew up in the 1950’s when getting pregnant before marriage was

Holding the Floor for Justice

Posted by admin on June 27, 2016
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Category: NCJW Insider
By Kate Friedman, NCJW Legislative Intern I sat in the Eisenhower Executive Building screening room, stunned, as families who had lost loved ones in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting filled the room. I was invited to attend the official White House pre-screening of Newtown, a moving documentary about the Newtown, Connecticut school shooting on December 14, 2012, and its aftermath. I arrived expecting the

Turning Prayers for Orlando into Action

Posted by admin on June 17, 2016
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Category: NCJW Insider

By Madeline Budman, NCJW Legislative Intern

On the Sunday morning following the Capital Pride Parade, I slept in and woke up with glitter still on my face. Stickers and handouts I had collected while I marched with NCJW and theReligious Action Center of Reform Judaism at the festivities were scattered around my room. My afterglow from this celebration of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender

This piece was adapted from a Purim-themed sermon delivered at Congregation Beth El on March 18, 2016. The plight of women trafficked from Mexico to the United States has been the focus of much of my work this past decade at Sanctuary for Families, New York’s largest provider of services to victims of domestic violence, sex trafficking and other forms of gender-based abuse. Because

A Gift of Life

Posted by admin on May 11, 2016
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Category: NCJW Insider

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Author Leah Apothaker
  If you were at Washington Institute in 2013, you might remember me. I was one of the women sitting behind the Gift of Life Bone Marrow Registry table calling out to you, Would you be interested in swabbing your cheek to save a life?” Back then, I had just finished my time as a legislative intern in the NCJW DC office and was inspired

One month ago the North Carolina state legislature passed the Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act. The bill was then signed into law by Governor Pat McRory. This Act, known informally as HB 2, seeks to “provide for single-sex multiple occupancy bathroom and changing facilities in schools and public agencies and to create statewide consistency in regulation of employment and public accommodations.” HB2 is dangerous and offensive. This