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Press coverage of NCJW’s impact across the US!

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abc 13


1/18/17, NY: Ruth Rappaport-Kristal, member of NCJW Rochester Section, shares why she marches: “Changes should happen with looking at the entire picture. How they impact poor people, marginalized people, Muslim people, African American people. Everybody.”


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Jewish Journal


1/18/17: One writer shares how the upcoming Rally to save Roe (led by NCJW | LA) is an important first step in training young activists to resist Trump administration.


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abc 6


1/18/17, OH: Leaders from NCJW Columbus Section share why showing up to Women’s March events as Jewish activists is so crucial.

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abc 13


1/18/17, NY: Ruth Rappaport-Kristal, member of NCJW Rochester Section, shares why she marches: “Changes should happen with looking at the entire picture. How they impact poor people, marginalized people, Muslim people, African American people. Everybody.”


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Jewish Journal


1/18/17: One writer shares how the upcoming Rally to save Roe (led by NCJW | LA) is an important first step in training young activists to resist Trump administration.


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abc 6


1/18/17, OH: Leaders from NCJW Columbus Section share why showing up to Women’s March events as Jewish activists is so crucial.

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Slate


1/12/17: NCJW is privileged to be part of the policy committee that drafted up the Women’s March’s Unity Principles – which Slate magazine praises as “unapologetically progressive.”


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The Hill


1/17/17: To the politicians who take issue with Roe, CEO Nancy K. Kaufman says: “We who care what happens to the lives of women, richer and poorer alike, must resist by pressuring lawmakers to oppose this radical agenda, to speak out against it.”


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The Hill


1/20/17: When it comes to marching in the Women’s March, NCJW CEO Nancy K. Kaufman says: “Advocating for our hard fought rights is not only a democratic value, it’s an inherently Jewish one as well.”

Forward

1/10/17: Among the groups involved in the Women’s March on Washington, NCJW is proud to lead the Jewish participation. NCJW CEO Nancy K. Kaufman says: “We don’t usually endorse events taking place on Shabbat…but the fact that so many of our constituents will be there makes all the difference.”

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LA Progressive


1/12/17: NCJW | LA’s own Rosalind Helfand shares information about the local Rally to Save Roe, headed up by NCJW | LA and co-sponsored by over 25 organizations including the ACLU of Southern California and Planned Parenthood.


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JTA


12/30/16: By marching in the Women’s March, NCJW tells the new administration that the “rights of women, families and communities must be protected.”


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The Sacramento Bee


1/5/17: NCJW National Board Director Claire Lipschultz shares why, if Jeff Sessions is confirmed as Attorney General, we should be prepared to fight harder than ever for women’s access to safe abortion care.

Bustle

12/30/16: NCJW Legislative Associate Faith Fried shares five reasons why Jeff Sessions’ negative power can harm so many different communities in our country.

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The Huffington Post, Washington Jewish Week, Jewish Exponent


12/21/16: NCJW CEO Nancy K. Kaufman shares how crucial the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is to 20 million Americans – and why its critical for President Obama to act before leaving office to ensure young immigrants granted deferred action have the opportunity to get covered.


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People for the American Way


12/14/16, DC: NCJW and over 20 other organizations have examined the Senate Judiciary Questionnaire for Attorney General nominee Sen. Sessions, and urge the Committee not to go forward with hearings until adequate information is provided with sufficient time for review.


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The Hill


12/10/16: “Eight groups [including NCJW] most of them left of center, responded that they are objecting to the Conference of Presidents Hanukkah party at the Trump Hotel in DC.”

Cleveland Jewish News

12/14/16: NCJW President Debbie Hoffmann told writer Amanda Koehn that the recent abortion-banning bill in Ohio is “part of this egregious agenda to make safe care unavailable for everyone… [it’s] going to hurt women across Ohio, and it’s going to fall hardest on women struggling to make ends meet.”

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JTA


12/06/16: NCJW was one of 4 Jewish groups (of 53 total organizations) that signed onto a letter asking Trump to rescind the choice of Mike Flynn as national security adviser due to “hostility to Islam and his retweeting an anti-Semitic tweet.”


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The Hill


12/06/16, DC: In an op-ed, NCJW CEO Nancy K. Kaufman argues that the federal courts have been nothing but a pawn in recent partisan games.


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JTA, NY Jewish Week, Times of Israel


12/7/16: Eight liberal Jewish groups skip Conference of Presidents party at Trump’s DC hotel. NCJW CEO Nancy K. Kaufman writes: “…it would be wise for us to stay neutral and not inflame the conflict by having an event at the Trump Hotel in D.C., which we all know is wrought with very serious questions.”

The Huffington Post – Religion

12/06/16: The Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations is co-hosting a Hanukkah event with the Azerbaijani Embassy at a Trump hotel in DC, and NCJW amongst many other organizations, won’t stand for it.

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Jewish Journal


11/22/16, CA: Says Hillary Selvin, Executive Director of NCJW/LA: “Our communities will get stronger. We don’t have a choice. Whether it is the Jewish community, the interfaith communities, the LGBT community, the divisiveness, the hatred this campaign brought out, we need to stop.”


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The NY Jewish Week


11/24/16, NY: Faith Fried, NCJW’s Legislative Associate, pens an op ed asking “Will hate crime data reflect crimes against Muslims?”


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The Jewish Standard


11/17/16, NJ: NCJW voices their condemnation of Bannon’s appointment in a sea of Jewish groups unsure of how to respond.

JTA

11/23/16: In a series called “Worst Fears, Best Hopes,” NCJW CEO Nancy K. Kaufman shares: “What we fear most is that President-elect Trump will do what he promised to do — appoint Supreme Court justices pledged to overturn Roe v. Wade, abandon voter rights and protections, and turn his back on women and children in need.”

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Mother Jones


11/15/16: While many Jewish groups stayed silent on the appointment of Steve Bannon, NCJW said: “If President-elect Trump truly wants to bring together his supporters with the majority of the country that voted against him…Bannon and his ilk must be barred from his administration.”


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NJ Patch


11/11/16, NJ: Mandi Perlmutter, Director of Advocacy and Community Engagement at NCJW Essex County Section, pens an op-ed calling for the protection and support of female veterans.


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WGN


11/9/16, IL: In a Public News Service radio interview, NCJW CEO Nancy Kaufman shares: “We have to continue to work for the issues that we hold dear.”

The Huffington Post

11/2/16: In the 2012 election, “Only 46 percent of 18-35 year-olds eligible to vote actually got themselves to a polling place” says NCJW CEO Nancy Kaufman. Kaufman gives us compelling reasons to prompt the 54 percent to cast their votes come November 8, from reproductive rights at stake to the idea of affordable higher education to the planet’s ailing health.

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JTA


11/1/16: Reporter Ron Kampeas rounded up state ballot measures that Jewish groups are getting behind this election, and spoke to NCJW Washington SPA Cheryl Berenson “because of the lead role [NCJW] takes in combating domestic violence.”


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Quartz


10/28/16: The Wing, a new women’s workspace and social club, cites longstanding women’s organizations as their inspiration, including NCJW. Photo: Natalie Keyssar. 


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St. Louis Jewish Light


10/27/16, MO: NCJW St. Louis Section has joined a coalition called Seniors Count, which aims to educate about gaps in funding for seniors living independently and promote Prop S to fund senior services.

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Washington Jewish Week


9/28/16, DC: NCJW Grassroots Associate Leanne Gale calls us to critically reflect on the past and consider the coming year, and recommit to the struggle for reproductive justice.


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Kveller


9/27/16: Reproductive Justice Initiative Chair Rabbi Lori Koffman is profiled by writer Joanna Valente, and talks about her work to expand abortion access.


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Cleveland Jewish News


9/27/16, OH: Leslie Resnik, NCJW Cleveland Section’s VP of Communications, describes her experience attending the All Access concert to raise awareness for abortion coverage.

Religion News Service

9/30/16: NCJW CEO Nancy Kaufman talks about the 40th anniversary of the Hyde Amendment, which limits abortion access for women on Medicaid and other government-funded programs – and why passing the EACH Woman Act is key to pursuing justice.

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The Jewish Journal


9/2716, CA: Rosalind Helfand, part of NCJW/LA’s Reproductive Justice Committee, writes how the New Year is a time plan for a better future and bring an end to the Hyde Amendment.


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Forward


9/26/16: NCJW CEO Nancy Kaufman discusses the US Supreme Court vacancy and why eight justices won’t do our country justice.


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Palm Beach Post


9/20/16, FL: NCJW Florida State Policy Advocate Chair Linda Geller-Schwartz shares how the Hyde amendment harms women on Medicaid who are denied abortion care even if faced with the Zika virus.

Bustle

9/9/16: NCJW’s own Rabbi Lori Koffman is profiled in Bustle’s weekly #WCW (Woman Crush Wednesday) column, which features prolific woman making change in the world.

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The Jewish Journal


9/14/16, CA: NCJW/LA teen volunteers are taking action by having conversations around sexual violence in high schools, reaching over 1,100 students across Los Angeles.


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Seattle Times


9/15/16, WA: NCJW Washington State Policy Advocate Cheryl Berenson shares her own abortion story, her experience as a public health nurse, and why the Hyde amendment discriminates against low-income women.


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JTA


9/27/16: Jewish groups made up nearly half the signatories of a letter [coordinated by NCJW] urging Congress to expand abortion availability.

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The NY Jewish Week


9/6/16, NY: Donna Levinstone, a longtime art teacher at NCJW-NY, is one of 13 artists featured in a new exhibit at the National September 11 Memorial Museum entitled “Rendering the Unthinkable.


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NCJW + All Access


9/9/16: Check out NCJW’s official press release about our partnership with All Access 2016, and watch Rabbi Lori Koffman’s video sharing why abortion access is a Jewish value.


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The Adovcate


9/3/16, LA: Ina Davis, NCJW National Board Director, cowrites an op-ed with attorney Clay Latimer about the SCOTUS vacancy’s dire importance.

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The Jewish Chronicle


9/7/16, PA: “Her Deeds Sing Her Praises: Profiles of Pittsburgh Jewish Women,” a collection of 21 biographies of local Jewish women, is a new collaboration between Eileen Lane (a longtime NCJW Pittsburgh Section member), Lois Michaels, and Eric Lidji.


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The Jewish Journal


9/1/16, LA: NCJW/LA Section is the organizational co-sponsor of two bills concerning human trafficking that were approved Aug. 29 by the State Assembly and now await the signature of Governor Jerry Brown.


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Rock the Vote!


Take a look at this inspiring video from NCJW-CA Sections, entitled “Vote Like It Matters – Your Vote, Your Voice.”

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My Jewish Learning


8/29/16: Former NCJW DC legislative intern Leah Apothaker shares her story once more of stem cell donation after getting matched from a swab taken at NCJW’s 2013 Washington Institute


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The Hill


9/2/16: NCJW CEO Nancy K. Kaufman talks about why ending bans that deny abortion coverage is key to supporting individual religious liberty, in response to a previously published article in The Hill.


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New York Stock Exchange


8/26/16, NY: NCJW NY Section president Maria Mostajo (far right) alongside Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney and other members of the Women’s Equality Agenda coalition rang the bell at the New York Stock Exchange in honor of Women’s Equality Day.

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NJ.com


8/21/16, NJ: NCJW Essex Section held their annual Back2School store and had over 470 volunteers greeting the students who shopped for the coming season


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The Richmond Times-Dispatch


8/18/16, VA: Board Director Beth Mitchell pens a letter to the editor questioning the limiting voting laws in Virginia


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Cleveland Jewish News


8/11/16, OH: Almost 300 people, including NCJW Cleveland Section members, gathered at the Old Stone Church in downtown Cleveland for an Interfaith CommUnity Rally designed to “rise up from the Orlando massacre at Pulse nightclub.”