Weekly Advocacy Wrap-Up: March 19
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.
The Biden administration has demonstrated a strong commitment to refugee resettlement. Now they must begin to fulfill that commitment by signing the new Presidential Determination. Click here to sign
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
VAWA: The House passed HR 1620, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2021, supported by NCJW, on March 17. In 1994, NCJW helped write and pass the first version of VAWA. Since then, we have remained at the table through subsequent reauthorizations to ensure the needs of survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking. Next, the legislation moves to the Senate. Read our policy statement here.

Abortion Access: The Abortion is Health Care Everywhere Act was reintroduced in the House of Representatives on March 9, in commemoration of International Women’s Day, by NCJW life member Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL). This historic legislation, endorsed by NCJW, removes the Helms Amendment from federal law and replaces it with proactive language stating that US funding shall provide comprehensive reproductive health care services and information, including abortion services, training, and equipment. The Helms Amendment is essentially the international equivalent of the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits domestic health plans and programs from covering abortion care. Take action: End Hyde as a first step toward ensuring everyone can access abortion care! Urge your lawmakers to pass the EACH Act when it is reintroduced in the 117th Congress and sign our interfaith petition supporting the bill.