Jewish Justice Advocates (“JJA”) is a TBESOC committee striving to advance social justice in accordance with Jewish values and positions of the Union of Reform Judaism (URJ), Reform ‘s Religious Action Committee (RAC), United Synagogues of Conservative Judaism and the Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR).”
- POSTPONED – Refugee Seder “Fleeing to Freedom”
- Election Security– Urge your Senators to consider and pass the Senate version of House funding bill, HR 3351, which allocates $600 million to states with accountability language; targets the biggest election security vulnerabilities; focuses funding on a menu of essential election cybersecurity measures; requires states who have not done so to replace paperless voting machines; requires states that already use paper to implement rigorous audits, protect voter data and ballot programming systems, and prepare to recover from computer hacks or errors.
- Voting Rights– RAC urges you to contact your Senators to pass a Senate verions of the Voting Rights Advancement Act to protect voters by restoring and modernizing the Voting Rights Act and help prevent changes to voting that disproportionately discriminate against people of color and language minorities.
- Bipartisan Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) – Join RAC in urging the Senate to reauthorize this bipartisan act, the U.S.’ most comprehensive resource for survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking.
- Support Refugees – RAC and HIAS urge us to promote the Jewish value of welcoming the stranger by asking members of Congress to support the GRACE Act, the No Ban Act, the Refugee Protection Act of 2019, a mark-up of the Asylum Seeker Protection Act and to oppose the Secure and Protect Act to ensure that America continues to lead by example in assisting the world’s most vulnerable people. Endorsed by a wide range of faith-based, refugee, asylum and immigration organizations.
- Help Reduce Gun Violence – “Anyone who saves a single life is as if he saved the whole world”. (Talmud, Sanhendrin 37a). The House of Representatives has already passed the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019 (H.R.8), which expands federal background checks to all gun sales, including private sales at gun shows or over the internet. Senator Chris Murphy [D-CT] has introduced the Background Check Expansion Act (S.42), which would institute the same expansions. Urge your Senators to pass this critical piece of legislation.
Join us for the next JJA meeting
- CANCELLED – Wednesday, March 22 at 7pm
TBESOC, Rms. 214-215. RSVP to Carol Singer at (949) 388-7655