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March 11, 2022

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What's On Our Mind ...

Democracy is precious and fragile. We saw that in our own country when on January 6, 2021 domestic terrorists tried to overturn the results of our election. Today, we are witnessing the great lengths the Ukrainian people are going to in order to protect their young democracy. This should make us all pause to be grateful for the country we live in — despite its flaws

No matter what, we have the ability to effect change in the U.S. We can vote for the change we want and even run for office ourselves. If you are one of those people inspired to run for local office click here to attend a special Zoom program sponsored by Jewish Democratic Women for Action.

But U.S. women weren’t always able to fully participate in our democracy. It took 114 years from the founding of our country for women to get the right to vote. Once we got that right to vote, we never stopped exercising that right. The women’s vote helped push President Joe Biden to victory in 2020 and elect a record number of women to Congress, state, and local offices. 

Women also put their dollars where it counts. During the 2020 election in state and federal races, women raised more money than in any prior cycle. But now we are seeing that women are increasingly disengaging from politics, even as the stakes are rising.

According to a new poll from the Women & Politics Institute at American University and the Barbara Lee Family Foundation, 41 percent of women say they’re more tuned out from politics — a 12-point increase compared to polling conducted last year. Women feel increasingly burned out, disengaged from politics, and disillusioned with elected officials. 

Yet 3 in 5 women say the upcoming midterm elections will be more important than many in our lifetime. Women’s issues — pay equity, Roe v Wade, protecting women from violence, health care — all depend on women remaining active and electing candidates who will ensure that these rights remain rock solid.

This month we celebrate the women that helped shape our nation during Women’s History month. From Rosa Parks to Ruth Bader Ginsburg to Kamala Harris, women have been an instrumental part of our heritage. But that is only because we have insisted at all costs to be at the table, part of the discussion, and in the voting booth. Women must stay involved and engaged. We need to commit to carrying on the legacy of those who fought before us and stay involved. Our lives and futures depend on it.


Upcoming Events

Join a virtual JACPAC fundraiser for Sen. Mark Kelly (D-AZ)


Monday, Mar. 14

7:00 pm ET | 6:00 pm CT | 4:00 pm PT

RSVP here

Join Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL) for a Zoom conversation

Tuesday, Mar. 15

1:15 pm ET | 12:15 pm CT | 10:15 am PT 

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Join a conversation on Zoom with Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO)

member of the Senate Select Intelligence Committee


Tuesday, Mar. 23

6:00 pm ET | 5:00 pm CT | 3:00 pm PT

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Join the Simon Wiesenthal Center for a discussion on the rise in extremism and hate groups

Virtual conversation with Alison Pure-Slovin, Director to the Midwest Region

Thursday, Mar. 24

4:00 pm ET | 3:00 pm CT | 1:00 pm PT 

RSVP here

Get Involved

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Join JAC's voter mobilization team to write postcards and make phone calls to voters.

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Instagram of the Week

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March 10, 2022 Today we celebrate the heroes who fight on the ground everyday to preserve women’s right to choose the course of her own life — providing loving, supporting care along the way #abortionproviderappreciationday #abortionprovidersareheroes

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In the News

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Israeli PM Naftali Bennet calls Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) to thank him for Iron Dome funding. How Israel's Air Force uses its experience as a bridge to regional stability. Behind Israel’s rekindled relations with Turkey is a rabbi with a penchant for matchmaking.


Congress passes historic Emmett Till bill which classifies lynching as a hate crime. US Director of Amnesty International, Paul O'Brien, claims Israel 'shouldn’t exist as a Jewish state.' In the UK, antisemitism is at an all-time high thanks to the internet.

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The Texas Supreme Court dealt a blow this week to providers challenging a restrictive abortion law. Missouri bill aims to make it illegal to abort ectopic pregnancies. Anti-abortion activists are pushing for a world where a fetus has more rights than pregnant people.


The attorney general's immigration powers can potentially help Ukrainians fleeing from war. The Russian energy crisis has the potential to curb global heating. The removal of permit requirements to carry a concealed gun in public faces law enforcement backlash.

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The Florida House passed a voting overhaul bill that would create a new security office to investigate election crimes. Conservatives are promoting a political theory that which would hand vast election powers to GOP legislators. The rundown on how Democrats are winning congressional redistricting fights.


Israeli-Canadian hockey player Eliezer Sherbatov shares dramatic escape from Ukraine. How Fran Fine and Midge Maisel help one Jewish woman to keep her mother's memory alive. How a Jewish woman is using her cooking passion to help Ukrainians, and how you can pitch in.

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The Last Word

"We will fight to the end...We will not give up and we will not lose. We will fight until the end at sea, in the air. We will continue fighting for our land, whatever the cost."

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, address to UK Parliament


Joint Action Committee for Political Affairs (JACPAC) is a pro-Israel PAC with a domestic agenda. We support a strong U.S.-Israel relationship and advocate for reproductive health and the separation of religion and state and incorporate other issues of importance to the Jewish community, including gun violence prevention and climate change. In addition to providing financial support for U.S. Senate and House campaigns, JACPAC educates our membership with outreach events designed to inform and activate their participation in the political process.

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