5 Ways to Advocate with NCJWSTL this Week
For more than 125 years, NCJWSTL members have taken action to make systemic change. Click here to see how together our actions and voices change lives.
June Lunch & Learn: Parenting a Transgender Child
When: Thursday, June 17 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CT
Where: Zoom Meeting

June is Pride month and NCJWSTL is dedicating our June Lunch and Learn to lift up families with transgender children. The most recent Missouri legislative session once again saw our lawmakers target transgender children and try to deny them access to life-affirming healthcare and the opportunity to play sports as their true selves.

We are excited to welcome representatives from TransParent, community volunteers Lisa Brennan and Karen Rudolph, as well as Rabbi Daniel Bogard who will join us for this conversation.

Please click here to RSVP and receive your login information. If you have any questions, please contact Jen Bernstein at jbernstein@ncjwstl.org.
Urge the Senate to Pass S1 - For The People Act
Right now, the Senate is considering whether or not to pass the critical democracy reforms in the For The People Act.

If passed and signed into law, the bill would strengthen and restore voting rights and offer new protections for voters, end the dominance of big money in politics, and implement anti-corruption, pro-ethics measures to clean up the government.

Included in the bill are measures to:
  • Enact nationwide automatic voter registration
  • Simplify vote-by-mail
  • Expand early voting
  • Create independent redistricting commissions
  • Establish Election Day as a federal holiday
  • Restore voting rights to people previously convicted of a felony

HR 1 passed the House of Representatives on March 3, 2021.
It’s time for the Senate to take action!

Click here to urge Senators Blunt and Hawley to vote YES on SR 1, the For the People Act.
Get Out the Vax National Phone Bank
When: Thursday, June 10 | 5:00 – 7:00 PM CT
Where: From home

NCJW, Inc. is thrilled to launch its newest grassroots campaign, the Get Out The Vax initiative.

Even though the majority of adults in every demographic want to be vaccinated, we still haven’t reached herd immunity in this country. People need information on where to get a vaccine, how to sign up, and how to get there.

We can help!

NCJW mobilized more than 40,000 people to get registered to vote and make a voting plan. Let’s take the same skills and strategies we used to Get Out the Vote and apply it to Get Out The Vax. With herd immunity, we can spend time with our loved ones in person, return to work, and enjoy life without COVID-related restrictions.

NCJW is eager to join our partners in a nationwide effort to help our country reach herd immunity with 70% of the population getting at least one vaccination shot by July 4, 2021. 

Join NCJW and Jewish Democratic Women for Action, in partnership with the White House, for a national non-partisan phone banking opportunity on Thursday, June 10th from 6:00 - 8:00 PM ET. Please click here to register.
Join us for the Next Wine & Wisdom Book Club!
When: Wednesday, July 21 | 6:30 PM CT
Where: Zoom Meeting

Come learn and socialize with other NCJWSTL members and friends as we explore fiction and non-fiction books that delve into social justice topics.

Our next book will be "Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning," by Cathy Park Hong. What happens when an immigrant believes the lies they're told about their own racial identity?

The daughter of Korean immigrants, Cathy Park Hong grew up in America steeped in shame, suspicion, and melancholy. She would later understand that these minor feelings occur when American optimism contradicts your own reality. With sly humor and a poet's searching mind, Hong uses her own story as a portal into a deeper examination of racial consciousness. A radically honest work of art, Minor Feelings, forms a portrait of one Asian-American psyche and of a writer's search to both uncover and speak the truth.

To RSVP or for more information, please contact Jen Bernstein at jbernstein@ncjwstl.org.
Don't Forget: Join the A-List
Your voice is important - Now more than ever!

Vote-by-Mail and supporting Medicaid expansion are some of the critical legislative issues we are taking action on together.
A-List sponsorship ads in the St. Louis Jewish Light sustain our collaborative efforts to educate the community and elected officials about issues integral to our mission.
  • $18 includes your name in the ad.
  • $54 makes you an Advocate Plus with your name in bold.
  • $72 makes you a sponsor with your name distinguished in color and includes a special gift.
Click here to see the A-List flyer.
Click here to see the latest A-List Ad.
Join the A-list here.
Interesting Reading
"We cannot stay silent."

A Texas high school valedictorian, Paxton Smith, flipped the script on school officials by using her graduation speech to speak out against the state’s newly-signed law banning abortions as early as six weeks after conception.

Click here to read Edward Segarra's article about Paxton Smith, the inspiring young woman who would not stay silent about the new Texas "fetal heartbeat" law, which is set to go into effect on September 1, 2021.