Advocacy

Advocacy

Advocacy on behalf of others has always been at the very foundation of NCJW Atlanta Section’s work. Our members/advocates are deeply involved in many crucial social justice areas. They are striving for voter and ballot box protections, working tirelessly for reproductive health and justice, seeking fairness in redistricting and judicial appointments, engaged in public education, supporting maternal and children’s health, and promoting gun safety. As a 501(c)(3) public nonprofit organization, NCJW does not support or oppose candidates for public office or any political party. We engage in nonpartisan efforts to educate the community about issues that affect women, children, and families.

Advocacy

Reproductive Health & Justice

NCJW Atlanta works tirelessly for the rights of women to control their own reproductive health. Since the overturning of Roe v. Wade, these efforts have increased exponentially. We reach out to legislators to make our voices heard; we work side by side with our coalition partners to support their direct work for abortion access; we educate our members/advocates through programs and projects on the issues surrounding women’s reproductive rights; we promote support for abortion access funding through resources such as the Jewish Fund for Abortion Access www.jewsforabortionaccess.org; and we work directly with dozens of Atlanta area clergy who represent NCJW’s Rabbis for Repro initiative. This includes promoting annual Repro Shabbat activities and teachings.

Advocacy

Election Action

All advocacy work begins and ends at the ballot box, and NCJW Atlanta Section’s Election Action Committee is committed to making sure citizens are registered to vote and know their voting rights. Members/advocates lead letter-writing campaigns, visits to legislators, and direct work with partner agencies. During the Georgia legislative session, our Capital Action newsletter keeps members updated on hot topics at the legislature and opportunities to get involved with the issues that matter most to NCJW.