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What's On Our Mind 7-15-2022

We continue this week to see JAC’s issues at the forefront of the nation’s headlines: from reproductive freedom to gun violence prevention to the U.S.- Israel relationship. 
 
REPRODUCTIVE FREEDOM — Today the House voted on several laws protecting a woman’s right to an abortion. With the decision by SCOTUS, our only hope is through federal legislation. It still needs Senate support for the bills to be signed into law by President Joe Biden. 
 

Candidate Spotlight 6-10-2022

Georgia will once again take center stage in our nation’s politics. President Joe Biden’s narrow win there in 2020 helped to make him president. That state hadn’t backed a Democrat for president in nearly 30 years. Now, the state’s first Black Senator, Raphael Warnock, is running for re-election for a full 6-year term.
 

What's On Our Mind 6-3-2022

The summer has barely begun and it is already proving to be a violent one. Violent crime typically goes up during the warm weather months. This summer will be no different. The availability of guns and weak gun violence protection bills means all of us in will be less safe.
 

What's On Our Mind 5-27-2022

Each week we try to use this space to discuss issues of the day from JAC's perspective. Our goal is to inform you, get you thinking, and hope that you will share what you have learned with your friends and family.

With so much going on, it is often challenging to come up with a single topic to discuss. We always have so much on our mind. There are so many pressing issues facing our country involving JAC’s issues.

what's On Our Mind 5-13-2022

 
In the aftermath of SCOTUS’s leaked draft opinion on Roe v Wade that leaves the future of our non-codified rights uncertain, a debate has once again arisen: the size of the Supreme Court.
 
The nation’s highest court, for the most part, was immune to the political winds and remained pretty balanced. However, that changed when Trump ceded the selection of SCOTUS judges, and most lower court judges, to the conservative, right-wing Federalist Society.
 

what's On Our Mind 5-6-2022

This Sunday we celebrate Mother’s Day, a national commemoration for the women who raised and sacrificed for us. Mother’s Day also stands as a reminder that motherhood is a choice. 
 
But that is soon going to change based on the leaked news that SCOTUS plans to reverse the right granted to women under Roe v. Wade. It will now be the government’s decision to determine when and how a woman should become a mother.
 

What's On Our Mind 4-29-2022

The GOP has found a new way to suppress the vote. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis approved the creation of an "election police force" to crackdown on unsubstantiated voter fraud in the Sunshine State. His plan will create an “Office of Election Crimes and Security,” a way to further spread Trump’s “big lie” and cast doubt on elections. 
 

What's On Our Mind 4-22-2022

Today on Earth day we, as a global community, reflect on the state of our climate. It is also an opportunity to see what more we can do to protect our natural resources.
 
While we each have a personal responsibility to be stewards of our environment, it is more challenging when we have a Congress that has nearly 140 members who are climate change deniers, and have accepted more than $61 million in contributions from the oil, gas, and coal industries. 
 

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