Archive for Advocacy

NJHSA Stands in Solidarity with Asian-American Pacific Islander Communities

The Network of Jewish Human Services Agencies stands in solidarity with Asian American and Pacific Islander women and their communities against hate and violence and expresses deep sorrow for the lives that were senselessly taken in Tuesday’s shootings in the Atlanta area. We are horrified by this violent and senseless tragedy and our thoughts are with the families of the victims.

NJHSA Commends Biden Administration for Halting Public Charge Rule Implementation

The Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies (NJHSA) applauds the Biden administration for its decision this week to permanently block the 2019 public charge rule. The Network also thanks the numerous community advocates and litigants who fought against this harmful regulation that threatened the health, nutrition, and housing of millions of families.

Statement in Response to Acts of Insurrection at US Capitol

The Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies and its member agencies join in horror and shock over the riots and loss of life that took place yesterday at the US Capitol. Despite the efforts of the Capitol Police, the National Guard and the DC police, the demonstrations resulted in bloodshed, loss of life, and horrific violence. The protests challenged the very basic principles of democracy and questioned the process of this nation’s long-standing tradition of ensuring a peaceful transition of elected officials.

Statement in Response to Louisville’s Grand Jury

The Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies stands united in concern for national pain after the Grand Jury decisions in Louisville on Breonna Taylor’s murder. They support member agency Jewish Family and Career Services of Louisville and call for action against systemic racism, urging Jewish community leaders to embrace anti-racist cultures.

NJHSA Applauds SCOTUS Ruling Upholding DACA Program

The Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies applauds the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the DACA program, protecting hundreds of thousands of young immigrants, known as Dreamers, from deportation. This 5-4 ruling recognizes their contributions to US society, where they have received education, launched careers, and become integral members.

Statement in Opposition of the Administration’s Plans to Roll Back Healthcare Protections for LGBTQ+

The Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies strongly opposes the recent decision by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to eliminate crucial anti-discrimination protections in the Affordable Care Act. The Network expresses concern that repealing these protections under the Health Care Rights Law could encourage discrimination against LGBTQ+ patients and persons of color, exacerbating existing healthcare disparities.

NJHSA Statement Supporting Landmark SCOTUS Decision Supporting Workplace Equality for LGBTQ+

The Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies celebrates the Supreme Court’s landmark 6-3 decision affirming the prohibition of sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. This victory for LGBTQ+ equality reinforces the Network’s commitment to justice and strengthens their resolve to reduce barriers for those facing employment challenges.

Statement on the Death of George Floyd

The Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies, in solidarity with JFCS Minneapolis, expresses sorrow and outrage at the senseless death of George Floyd. Committed to standing against discrimination, they offer support to all those in need, irrespective of faith, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or ability.

NJHSA Applauds Administration, CMS for Approving Phone-Only Mental Health Coverage for Medicare Recipients

The Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies applauds the administration and the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services for expanding Medicare coverage for audio-only telephone services during the COVID-19 pandemic, including psychotherapy, health behavior assessment and intervention services, and other behavioral health services.

NJHSA Urges Passage of Families First Coronavirus Response Act

The Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies expresses full support for the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, urging swift passage by the US House of Representatives and Senate. Recognizing the unprecedented impact of COVID-19, the Network emphasizes the critical provisions of the act, addressing paid sick leave, emergency benefits, unemployment insurance, family and child nutrition programs, and Medicaid, to establish a vital safety net for the most vulnerable.