We are deeply saddened by the loss of New Jersey Senator Frank Lautenberg, a longtime friend to the JAC family. Lautenberg died June 3, 2013, of viral pneumonia at age 89.
It is with heavy hearts that we note the passing of our beloved Joan Canel, of Highland Park, IL. As a founding member of JAC she was a tireless advocate, generous supporter and long-serving Treasurer.
Announcement to Members, March 15, 2013
JACPAC welcomes 2013 President, Janna Berk
The Nominating Committee of JACPAC is proud to announce that Janna Berk has been chosen to succeed Gail Yamner as president of the organization.
January 22, 2013
Roe v. Wade turns 40, but there is still much left to do.
Today is the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. Since 1995 states have enacted 755 anti-choice measures. JAC calls upon Pro-Choice advocates to join us in our fight against the continuing erosion of women's reproductive freedom.
The horrific tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut has touched us all. We are deeply shaken and mourn the loss of these innocent children and their teachers. The survivors and the entire community will never be the same. They have lost children, grandchildren, siblings, friends. Their security has been so rudely violated and their expectations forever changed.
The United Nations voted November 30th to accord the Palestinians nonmember observer status at the United Nations, pursuant to the request of PA President Mahmoud Abbas. The resolution was approved by a vote of 138-9, with 41 abstentions. The Vatican is the only other entity in the UN that shares the same status.
Comedy, politics, current events and a celebration of the accomplishments of women marked the second annual Joint Action Committee Power of Women brunch in Chicago June 23rd. Standup comic and comedy writer Carol Leifer provided much-needed comic relief from serious issues as well as motivation to get involved in addressing those issues. Her observations on modern life were funny and poignant, and the audience identified with her as she shared anecdotes about being Jewish, being a comedian, and being a mother. Leifer has worked on Seinfeld, Saturday Night Live, and the Larry Sanders Show, won a 2012 Writers Guild Award for her work on the Emmy award-winning show Modern Family, was one of the writers for the 2012 Academy Award show featuring Billy Crystal and recently penned the book, When You Lie About Your Age, The Terrorists Win.