The Advocacy Pillar develops and strengthens the advocacy efforts of The Network and in so doing advances the diverse needs of the populations served by Network member agencies and the client services of those agencies. Administered in partnership with the Washington Office of the Jewish Federations of North America and with The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA), the advocacy agent of the Jewish Federations of Canada – UIA, The Network develops an annual set of Public Policy Priorities, specific for the United States and for Canada, and through this process, helps its member agencies to find develop and advance their own advocacy efforts with elected officials, with the media and with other coalition groups.
The Network advocates for legislation in the United States and in Canada on behalf of member agencies and the client populations they serve. Regular updates inform member agencies on government policies that might impact their work. Consultative guidance is available to assist member agencies with the development and implementation of a personalized advocacy plan. Learn about the most current issues the Network is supporting below.
Network’s Policy Priorities
The Network’s 2023 U.S. Policy Priorities and the 2023 Canadian Policy Priorities reflect NJHSA’s general policies as an international association and have been approved by the NJHSA Board.