3/22/2010: Rani Garfinkle, of Boca Raton, Hosts JACPAC Event
March 22, 2010
A brunch for about fifty members and prospective members of JACPAC was hosted by Rani Garfinkle, a leader in local and national Jewish philanthropic circles, at her Boca Raton home March 22nd.
"It is a pleasure to host women of action who have found their voices and are engaged in the political arena,” said Garfinkle.
Speakers were U.S. Reps. Loretta Sanchez (D-CA) and, by speakerphone, Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL). Health Care Reform was front and center as the topic of interest. Both were brimming with excitement as they described some of the drama of the previous day when the health care reform bill passed in the House. Wasserman Schultz, a JACPAC member and a breast cancer survivor, has made health care reform her highest legislative priority. Sanchez, the ranking woman on the House Armed Services Committee, has been a champion for women in the military and has focused on the issue of sexual violence and abuse.
Special guests were JACPAC President, Gail Yamner, of New Jersey, and Linda Rae Sher, JACPAC Founder, of Chicago. Lori Berman, who is running for the Florida State Senate, was introduced to the group.
Founded in 1981, Joint Action Committee for Political Affairs (JACPAC) is known as the pro-Israel PAC with a domestic conscience. JACPAC supports the election campaigns of candidates for the US House and Senate who are pro-Israel, pro-choice and pro-separation of religion and state. JACPAC maintains a dialogue with those it helps elect.