Advocacy

As new opportunities are discovered, they will be posted to the top of this list.

Black Lives Matter

Temple Emanuel-El has joined with other local and national synagogues to endorse the Black Lives Matter movement. You can read the national statement here.

The Jewish Council for Public Affairs

The Jewish Council for Public Affairs is offering webinars and legislative information to address the most vulnerable during the COVID-19 pandemic: https://www.jewishpublicaffairs.org/?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=e70182f0-d77d-4691-8a94-389a57f06ec6

Contact Information for our Elected Leaders

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo
NYS Capital Building
Albany, NY 12224
518-474 – 8390
www.governor.ny.gov/contact

US Congress

For the names and contact information for our two NY State senators and your representative in Congress, go to https://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/map

NY State Senate and Assembly

For the name and contact information for your NY State Senator, go to www.nysenate.gov/find-my-senator.

For the name and contact information for your NY State Assembly Member, go to nyassembly.gov/mem/search.

Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism

The Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism has a Legislative Action Center webpage which is updated frequently: https://rac.org/chai-impact-action-center

HIAS

Drawing on centuries of Jewish tradition and experience, HIAS rescues, protects and advocates for refugees around the world. You can sign their petition calling on the US government to allow more refugees into our country at this time of crisis: https://hias.org

Never Again Action

Never Again Action is a Jewish group advocating for undocumented immigrants whose motto is “Never Again is Now.” They are currently asking state governors to release detainees who are in crowded and unsafe conditions and point out that “Anne Frank died because she caught an infections disease in a concentration camp.” Visit https://www.neveragainaction.com/#pledge.

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