We are also involved in many advocacy and social action projects that affect Rockville Centre and the surrounding area. One of our earliest initiatives included the first study on child day care needs, “Windows on Day Care. “ We promote the vote with voter registration programs, provide awareness campaigns on sex and drug trafficking, including our newest Teen Trafficking project, as well as work on strategies to end domestic violence and child abuse. We continue to be involved in BenchMark, NCJW’s Campaign to Save Roe and advocate on key legislative issues throughout each year.
BenchMark: NCJW’S JUDICIAL NOMINATIONS CAMPAIGN
Aims to ensure a fair and independent judiciary that keeps faith with constitutional values. Courts matter. Federal Court decisions impact every aspect of our lives. NCJW believes that judges confirmed to lifetime seats on the bench must have a commitment to constitutional rights, including reproductive rights.
HIGHER GROUND: NCJW’S DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CAMPAIGN
This is a national effort to end domestic violence by improving the economic status of women. Grounded in the understanding that economic security is critical to women’s safety, Higher Ground educates and mobilizes advocates, community-members, and decision-makers to promote progressive policy solutions that champion women’s economic autonomy.
EXODUS: NCJW’S ANTI-TRAFFICKING INITIATIVE
Focuses on raising awareness about sex trafficking of women and children in the US and aims to create important social change through the passage and enforcement of laws.
We are hoping our legislators support the new SESTA ACT (Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers) which does the following:
* Allows victims of sex trafficking to seek justice against websites that knowingly facilitated the crimes against them
* eliminates special federal liability loopholes for websites that assist in the violation of federal sex trafficking laws
* enables state law enforcement officials to take action against individuals or businesses that violate federal sex trafficking laws
PROMOTE THE VOTE PROTECT THE VOTE:
Voting is the cornerstone of democracy. NCJW has renewed our efforts to protect voting rights and ensure laws and policies that facilitate voter participation. Addressing these issues allows NCJW members a chance to communicate with legislators, media and community leaders to effect change in public policy to benefit women, children and families. NCJW encourages civil engagement without supporting or opposing any candidates.
Please see the NCJW national website for more detailed information on advocacy issues and actions at https://www.ncjw.org/work/