March 5, 2021
What's On Our Mind ...
Broken Records, ERA, Abortion

This month is National Women’s History Month, a time when we celebrate the accomplishments of women. For the past four years, women were pushed back and denigrated by a misogynistic president and administration. Now we finally have a President who has pledged to uplift the rights of women.

President Joe Biden believes every issue is a women’s issue. He has created a Gender Policy Council which will play a critical role in pushing forward his agenda to further women’s economic and physical security and ensure that women can fully exercise their civil rights.

He has already selected more women for his Cabinet than any other president. Janet Yellen is the first female Treasury Secretary in the U.S. Rep. Deb Haaland (D-NM) when confirmed will be the first female Secretary of the Interior. There are already other history-making achievements for women in his administration.

But no other action will be as lasting or have as great an impact as Biden’s commitment to enshrine gender equality, the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), in our Constitution as our 27th amendment.

We need to do more than celebrate our accomplishments. It is vital that we continue to work to advance women’s rights and gender equality. Join with JAC to support candidates who will do exactly that. Elections have consequences.

Upcoming Events

Special Event for Members Only
Special Discussion on Domestic Terrorism, Israel, & Foreign Affairs with
Rep. Tom Malinowski (D-NJ)
Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Intelligence & Counterterrorism and Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Middle East, North Africa & International Terrorism
Monday, March 8
5:00 pm ET | 4:00 pm CT | 2:00 pm PT
Instagram of the Week
February 18, 2021 - Happy Women’s History Wednesday. Every week, we are honoring the women that are making history and paving a path of opportunity and equality for women and girls. 

This week, we are honoring JAC friend Deb Haaland. Deb, a member of the Laguna Pueblo, became one of the two first Native American women elected to Congress in 2018. Before running for Congress, she served as a tribal administrator and ran a salsa company to support her daughter as a single mother. Biden nominated her for Secretary of the Interior and if confirmed, she will be the first Native American Cabinet secretary in U.S. history. #WomensHistoryMonth #EmpoweringWomen

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In the News
The U.S. opposes the International Criminal Court's probe of Israel. Israel suspects Iranian connections to the disastrous oil spill right off of Israel's coast. A record number of Israeli's have visited the U.A.E. since the Abraham Accords, signaling a potential realignment of the Middle East.
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken says that the U.S. will enthusiastically embrace the IHRA definition of antisemitism. CPAC denies that its stage was a Nazi symbol, as host hotel calls the symbol 'abhorrent'. Amazon quietly updated a mobile app icon that drew comparisons to Hitler's mustache.
The FDA gave clearance to a new digital birth control. South Carolina, where a fetal heartbeat ban was just passed last month, shows where the anti-abortion movement is headed. The Catholic Archdiocese bans the Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine over tenuous links to abortion.
Despite President Biden’s executive order banning discrimination based on gender identity, Mississippi became the 20th state to ban transgender athletes from competing in girl's or women's sports. The new wave of anti-trans bills popping up in many states has drawn comparisons to eugenics. Religious liberty hangs in the balance this summer as the Supreme Court takes up a same-sex adoption case.
The House passed a sweeping election bill that would counter GOP efforts to undermine voting rights. The Keystone XL pipeline is officially dead -- here is what President Biden and Prime Minister Trudeau should do next. Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-SC) reintroduced a vital gun safety bill that finally has a chance of passing after five years. Here are 5 reasons to wear a mask after you've been vaccinated.
How the White House got 2 pharma rivals to work together on the COVID-19 vaccine. Just one Republican backed the George Floyd police overhaul bill, and he claims he 'accidentally pressed the wrong vote button.' Facebook ends its ban on political ads in the U.S.
Golden Globes: Sacha Baron Cohen wins big, and other fun Jewish moments. Meet the Jewish muscleman who likely inspired the creators of Superman. D.C.'s NBA team will hold a Jewish heritage night featuring an Israeli singer.
The Last Word
"Voters in Georgia and across the country have suffered from state-sponsored voter suppression for too long. With tonight’s passage of HR 1, we will be closer to ensuring our elections will be fair and free—no matter your skin color or zip code.”
—Stacey Abrams
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