Advocacy & Elections

 

NCJW | MI’s Advocacy and Elections Committee follows a range of election and advocacy issues and seeks to educate and develop programming for our supporters and the community at large.

The areas of focus for 2023-2024 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

Election 2024:

NCJW | MI’s Advocacy and Elections Committee is focused on educating the community on what they need to know to vote in the 2024 elections. Proposal 2 of 2022 amended the Michigan Constitution to protect the right of every eligible Michigander to vote, expand voter registration opportunities and voting options, and enhance the security of our elections. The committee is also focused on getting out the vote for the Presidential Primary Election on February 27th, Primary Election on August 6th, and General Election on November 5th.

The Power of Your Vote: Taking Advantage of New Voting Rights

Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, Oakland County Clerk Lisa Brown, and West Bloomfield Township Clerk Debbie Binder will describe the changes in Michigan’s elections that resulted from the passage of Proposal 2 of 2022 and recently passed pro-voter laws. Join us to learn what you need to know to make your voting plan a success. 

Thursday, January 11, 2024, 7:00PM on Zoom

Click HERE to watch the recording.
Click HERE for more information, resources and talking points.

Advocacy:

FALL FOCUS 2023

Radical Civility: Fostering Connections In a Combative World.

A deep dive into how we, as individuals, in every age group, can diffuse anger and find points of connection in a society which has become increasingly polarized and antagonistic.

Panel Discussion
Dr. Pontus Leander – Director of the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies, Wayne State University
Barbara Flayer – Educator, Conflict Resolution Theorist
Rabbi Josh Bennett – Rabbi of Temple Israel
Eva Murphy – Student at Bloomfield Hills High School, Activist Moderator
Jeannie Weiner – Past president of the JCRC/AJC, past Board Member of NCJW | MI, and the current president of the Jewish Historical Society of Michigan.

Tuesday, November 14, 2023, 7:00PM
Click HERE to view the program’s flyer.

Children Under Fire: An American Crisis

Statistics show that gun violence is now the number one cause of death among children in the United States. These statistics do not provide the full picture. What remains unreported is the toll that gun violence takes on the mental health of children, even when they are not present at the violence event. Join us as John Woodrow Cox, The Washington Post reporter and author of Children Under Fire: An American Crisis, discusses the true cost of gun violence on our nation’s children.

Thursday, May 4, 2023, 7:00PM
Click HERE to learn more about Gun Safety Legislation in Michigan.
Click HERE to view actions you can take to support gun safety reform.
Click HERE to watch the recording.

 

Archive:

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 watch the recording.

 

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.
Wednesday, October 27, 2021, 7:00PM to 8:30PM
Click HERE for more information about our panelists.
Click HERE to learn more about what actions you can take.
Click HERE to watch recording.

 

ELECTION 2022 – click HERE

ELECTION 2020 – click HERE

 

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