Friday, March 15, 2019
Whether it is in a synagogue, church or a mosque, religious violence hurts everyone.
JAC stands with the Muslim community in New Zealand and the Muslim communities across the world during this horrific time.
We can never allow religious hatred to divide and weaken us. We must be resolute in our efforts to fight bigotry and continue to strive for tolerance and understanding.
The victims and their families will be in our prayers tonight as we usher in Shabbat.
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Our condolences to the families and victims whose lives are shattered forever. The tragedy that unfolded in Las Vegas early this morning is indescribable. It's a scene -- senseless violence aimed at innocent victims -- that has played out too often throughout America.
There will undoubtedly be an outpouring of prayers and comfort. But what our country desperately needs is an outpouring of action to keep guns away from dangerous individuals, ban assault weapons, and tighten background checks.
Today the U.S. Senate voted to confirm Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. This was accomplished by changing the rules of the Senate to permit a simple majority (51 votes) to decide.
JACPAC is deeply disappointed by this confirmation. We say "Elections Have Consequences." The impact of this confirmation will be felt for generations.
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May 11, 2016
JAC strongly condemns the hateful comments made by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.
We may differ on ideas and policies, but we must be united - Republicans and Democrats - to ensuring religious freedoms for all. Racial and religious bigotry has absolutely no place in our political arena and only serves to weaken the fabric of our country.
At JAC, we are united with the Jewish community in our fervent desire to see the threat from a nuclear-Iran eliminated through diplomatic means. The U.S. has always had a strong commitment to Israel's security, a goal that has always united the two countries. As Congress reviews the details of the deal, it is important they remain committed to maintaining a strong U.S.-Israel relationship, free from partisanship and that discussions are "rigorous and fact based."
Today's Supreme Court ruling will continue to improve the quality of life for millions of women and families. By ensuring that everyone in our country has access to basic health care, including reproductive care, cancer screenings, mammograms, and family planning services, we are ensuring a basic right in our country.