Sep. 16, 2022

Candidate Spotlight

Rep. Lauren Underwood (D-IL)

When Rep. Lauren Underwood (D-IL) was elected to Congress in 2018, she became the youngest black woman to serve in either chamber. She has worked hard for our country since day one and we need to keep her in Congress.

Donate here to reelect Rep. Underwood. We need to raise $20,000 to help her fend of extreme attacks from the GOP who want her pro-choice seat. 

She has fought boldly for many of JAC’s most pressing issues. As a registered nurse, Rep. Underwood prioritizes women’s reproductive healthcare. She was a cosponsor of the Women’s Health Protection Act of 2021 and the Ensuring Access to Abortion Act of 2022, fighting to make abortion accessible for pregnant people across the country.

“Contraception is a crucial part of preventive health care that millions rely on, and it’s not only used to prevent pregnancy, but can also treat serious medical conditions," she said. She helped to introduce and pass the The Right to Contraception Act, which protects the right to obtain and use contraception.


She is also a member of the Gun Violence Prevention Task Force and has worked to secure funding for gun violence prevention research, including $12.5 million each to the CDC and NIH to study firearm injury and mortality prevention. 

Rep. Underwood believes that the best chance for peace in the Mideast would be with a two state solution. She also supports Israel's right to defend itself from attacks and has voted for Iron Dome funding to help keep one of our strongest allies in that region secure.

As the first woman, first person of color, and first millennial to represent Illinois’ 14th district, she understands what it takes to be a trailblazer. We are lucky to have Rep. Underwood in Congress and we need to make sure she stays there.

Join a special ZOOM conversation with Rep. Underwood next Monday, Sept 19 at 2:00 pm CT. Free to all current JAC members. See details below.




Upcoming Events

Sunday, September 18

JAC Meeting with Sen Maggie Hassan (D-NH)

Private home in Glencoe, IL

1:00 pm CT


Monday, September 19

Tea with Rep. Mikie Sherrill (D-NJ)

8:30 am CT

Highland Park, IL


Monday, September 19

Women's Health Care Zoom with Rep. Lauren Underwood (D-IL)

3:00 pm ET | 2:00 pm CT | 12:00 pm PT



Tuesday, September 20

Cocktails, Canasta & Congress

2:00-5:00 pm


Call the JAC office at 847-433-5999 for details

Wednesday, September 21

Your Choice, Your Vote: Women and the 2022 Election



Thursday, September 29

Jewish Women's Event at the DNC Women's Leadership Forum

Washington, DC



Postcard writing every Wednesday afternoon at the JAC office,

resuming on September 21st. 

Thanks to our great postcard leaders: Amy Zisook, Sharon Koltin, Beth Cherner, Laura Gold, Allison Shaewitz, Annie Atlas and our volunteers. Together, we have sent out over 10,000 postcards.

If you would like to host a postcard party at JAC or at your home, please contact the JAC office (847-433-5999).

Live outside of Chicago? Can't make it on Wednesdays?

Contact the JAC office at (847) 433-5999 and we will send you postcards.

Photos of the Week

(Sen. Gary Peters, MI Sec. of State Jocelyn Benson, Sen. Debbie Stabenow at JAC's Detroit luncheon; Detroit luncheon co-chair Lisa Lis with MI Congressional Candidate Hillary Scholten; JAC-Politifacts Meeting in Glencoe)

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