National Council Of Jewish Women
The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) defines itself as a grassroots organization of volunteers and advocates who turn progressive ideals into action. Inspired by Jewish values, NCJW strives for social justice by improving the quality of life for women, children, and families and by safeguarding individual rights and freedoms.
NCJW has pursued the three tracks of social service, advocacy for progressive government policies and programs, and philanthropy in support of projects benefitting women, children, and families and the public at large. NCJW’s coalition work in Washington, DC; Israel; and across the US enable it to effect public policy change on a wide range of domestic and international issues. NCJW runs an online action center to provide access to issue information, advocacy campaigns, and email updates enabling site visitors to learn more and speak out. NCJW’s State Public Affairs Network, a corps of trained volunteers, shares public policy expertise at the state level, taking the lead on issues of concern to NCJW and representing the organization in state capitals. NCJW currently has over 90,000 members, supporters, and advocates in the United States.
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... on organizational policies and resolutions at national conventions, which have been held every two years before 1953 and every three years since then ... include Principle 6 Discrimination on the basis of race, gender, national origin, ethnicity, religion, age, disability, marital status, or sexual orientation must be eliminated ... Principle 7 Equal rights and equal opportunities for women must be guaranteed ...
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