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What's On Our Mind 10-8-2021

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The Senate’s inability to pass meaningful gun safety legislation is costing lives. Every day, over 100 people are shot and killed in America and hundreds more are injured. Despite the surge in gun violence, the NRA has doubled down on its extremism and dangerous rhetoric. 
 

What's On Our Mind 9-24-2021

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What a month. The most restrictive anti-abortion law in the nation went into effect in Texas on September 1st - after anti-Choice members of the Supreme Court refused to block it. The Court has instead scheduled arguments for another lawsuit from Mississippi asking for Roe v Wade to be completely overturned.
 

What's On Our Mind 9-10-2021

What's on Our Mind
 
Saturday marks the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks which claimed the lives of nearly 3,000 people. The memories of that day still fill us up with horror, disbelief, and sadness.
 
An ever-growing number of Americans have no personal memory of that day. They were either too young or not yet born. However, they are living in a world defined by that tragic moment, from how they travel through airports to the war in Afghanistan.
 

What's on Our Mind 8-20-2021

This week marked the 101st anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote. It was a 72-year effort that began in 1848 after the first women’s rights convention in Seneca Falls, NY. The convention included a resolution that women should seek the right to vote. 
 

What's on Our Mind 7-30-2021

 
 
JAC was saddened to learn of the passing Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI). Our thoughts and prayers are with his friends and family during this difficult time.
 
First elected to the Senate in 1978, JAC was proud to call Sen. Levin our friend. Our members always looked forward to visiting with him in Washington and hearing him address us during our annual policy conference. 
 

What's on Our Mind 7-23-2021

 
JAC is proud to endorse Shontel Brown for Congress. She is running to fill the vacated seat of Rep. Martha Fudge (OH-11), who was appointed Secretary of Housing & Human Development by President Joe Biden.
 
Shontel has expressed her strong support for Israel and will work to strengthen the U.S.-Israel relationship. She vehemently opposes BDS because it "seeks to weaken, isolate, and delegitimize Israel." She believes it is "also counterproductive to peacefully resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict."

What's on Our Mind 7-16-2021

Tomorrow will be the one-year anniversary of the passing of Rep. John Lewis (D-GA). He spent his life working to end injustice and to ensure that every citizen has the same easy access to voting. That was Rep. Lewis' hope for this country. Yet today, we are further from the finish line than ever before. 
 
Congress can't seem to pass a voting rights bill. Antisemitism is a growing threat on campuses and communities. The GOP continues to find new ways to engage in race-baiting to strengthen its base.
 

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