NCJW|MI’s Advocacy and Elections Committee follows a range of election and advocacy issues and seeks to educate our membership and develop programming for our members and the community at large.
The areas of focus for 2022-2023 include:
• Fair Elections and Voter Rights
• Reproductive Health, Rights and Justice, including Abortion Access
• Gun Violence Prevention
• Civil Rights – Anti-Semitism, Racism, LGBTQ+
• Federal Courts
• Public Education
• Pay Equity
FALL FOCUS 2022
Crisis in America: Misinformation, Disinformation, Malinformation and their Potential Effect on our Midterm Elections.
This program is being offered to help voters discern whether the political information they are presented with is accurate or misleading and the effect that could have on their voting decisions. It will feature Barbara McQuade, a distinguished professor at the University of Michigan Law and legal analyst for the NBC and MSNBC networks. She is a former U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan, the first woman to hold that position. Learn how to:
- Define and recognize these types of false information
- Identify reliable sources
- Examine the role of social media in the dissemination of information
- Consider ways in which misinformation, disinformation and malinformation can be diffused
- Examine how false information could influence the midterms as voters attempt to make informed decisions
Tuesday, September 20, 2022, 7:00PM
Click HERE to view the program’s flyer.
Click HERE to watch the recording.
Meet the Candidates – ZOOM Forum
Hear from major party candidates running for State Senator and State Representative in Michigan’s Legislature. Candidates will share their priorities and respond to questions that focus on relevant issues.
State Senate – October 12, 2022, 6:45 PM and 8:00 PM
State House of Representatives – September 29, 2022, 6:45 PM and 8:00 PM
Click HERE for more information and to register.
Click HERE to watch recordings.
Election 2020 – click HERE
Hate is Hate: A Webinar Series
A webinar series on the startling appearances of Anti-Semitism.
Part I: Who’s at Risk? – Our Father: Father Coughlin and American Fascism
Presented by Detroit-native journalist Andrew Lapin
March 31, 2021 at 7:00PM
Click HERE to watch recording.
Part II: FALL FOCUS
We are All at Risk – What can we do Together?
Incidents of hate speech and hate crimes are on the rise. In this important webinar, our panelists will discuss the effects that hate-motivated behavior has had on their communities and propose constructive ways that all of us, working together, can empower our communities to fight back.
Our panel: Senator Stephanie Chang, Rabbi Asher Lopatin, Saeed Khan and Shirley Stancato.