Weekly Advocacy Wrap-Up: March 12
#RuthsRevolution Continues: An Exploration of Reproductive Freedom in Honor of Justice Ginsburg
Monday, March 15 at 4:30pm ET/ 1:30pm PT 

On what would have been Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s 88th birthday, NCJW advocates and friends will celebrate her incredible legacy and how we continue in her footsteps. We are excited to convene a powerhouse group of interfaith and intergenerational panelists to explore the ongoing impact of abortion bans and restrictions on reproductive health, rights, and justice, with special attention to how these affect Black, Indigenous, and people of color as well as those working to make ends meet. Register here.
Homelessness 411: Resources and Opportunities in Greater Long Beach and Orange County
Sunday, March 21 at 4 pm on Zoom
A community event on the topic of housing/homelessness
co-sponsored by NCJW and League of Women Voters Long Beach Area. Speakers will include representatives from United Way of Long Beach and Orange County, providers of affordable housing and community services. 
 
If you have ever wondered:
  • What is affordable housing and how is it funded?
  • How does supportive housing work?
  • What community services are available to help people?
  • How can I get involved?
  • Where can I donate?

Plan to attend this informative workshop --everyone is welcome!
For further information email info@ncjwlongbeach.org or
Phone: (657) 235-2511.
Let your Member of Congress Know You Support Refugees and Asylum Seekers

NCJW Greater Long Beach & West Orange County is participating in HIAS’ Welcome to Congress campaign. To begin 2021, we want to welcome the new Congress to Washington DC and tell them their constituents want them to prioritize the rights, dignity and safety of refugees and asylum seekers this year. To communicate this, we are collecting signatures on an online welcome card which will be shared with our members of Congress, along with asking for an opportunity to meet.

Our Section is now listed on the Welcome to Congress site. Click here, select National Council of Jewish Women Greater Long Beach and West Orange County in the drop down menu and fill out the form.

We will be sure the card with your signature gets to your Member of Congress. Please support refugees and asylum seekers by signing on.
All Above All, a coalition comprised of more than 100 national, state and regional partner organizations committed to restoring federal funding for abortion, including NCJW, Inc. is leading the fight to remove massive barriers to abortion care. You can help! Tell President Biden to take immediate action so people of color working to make ends meet can get the abortion care they need. Sign this digital postcard to President Biden: https://p2a.co/ygbqa7p?p2asource=NARAL. For more information, check the attached PDF
Great news! Thousands of UNITEHERE Local 11 members are eligible for vaccination as food service sector workers—but they need our help to access the appointments! We are looking for volunteers to phone-bank and assist food sector workers in making appointments for vaccination. 

Hospitality workers have been particularly hard-hit by the pandemic, and vaccination is critical for the health and well-being of the families and communities that have been most impacted. But the system to get appointments is very challenging for working families. We are running a “rapid-response” phonebank to assist people in making appointments in SECURE SLOTS as they become available to us. If you want to help in this life-saving project to make sure thousands of hospitality workers can get vaccinated NOW, please fill out the survey form here:  
Voting Rights: On March 7, President Biden signed an executive order directing federal agencies to submit plans for promoting voter registration and participation. In his accompanying remarks, Biden urged the Senate to pass the For the People Act, a democracy reform bill passed by the House last week. Take Action! Tell the Senate to pass the For the People Act as soon as possible!
 
Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization: Enacted in 1994, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) was the first federal law responding to our nation’s crisis of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. The Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2021 (HR1620), supported by NCJW, would build on current law to address gaps identified by survivors and direct service providers. NCJW helped write and pass the landmark Violence Against Women Act as well as subsequent reauthorization bills. Contact your representatives to urge swift passage of the Violence Against Women Act.