THE FEDERATION OF JEWISH WOMEN’S ORGANIZATIONS OF MARYLAND'S

PREVIOUSLY ADOPTED RESOLUTIONS

RESOLUTIONS SUBMITTED FOR ACTION FROM THE PAST FEDERATION ANNUAL CONVENTION COMMITTEES - SHEILA K. DERMAN, RESOLUTION CHAIR


Elder AbuseWe continue to support legislation, programs and policies that protect elders from abuse.

Voting—We continue to support voter participation at all levels without suppression.

Refugee Crisis—We continue to support legislation and increased efforts to protect and integrate all refugees.

Silence America—We continue to speak out vigorously on issues that affect our lives, opposing legislation that restricts the right of non-profit organizations to educate and advocate.

Child Care—We continue to support accessible and affordable quality child care.

Domestic Violence—We continue to support expansion and enforcement of the Violence Against Women Act I & II which treat domestic violence as a violent crime while supporting education and providing services.

Health Care—We continue to support quality, accessible and affordable health care with guidelines to mandate standards of care and to support legislation that prevents insurers from denying, canceling, refusing to renew or changing the premiums, terms or conditions of coverage based on genetic information. We continue to oppose government interference in a woman's right to make decisions about her reproductive health and life, including her need for mammograms and other necessary care. We oppose all attempts to redefine rape that punish women.

Stem Cell Research—We continue to support unlimited funding, both public and private, for life-saving stem cell research.

Organ and Tissue Donation—We continue to support efforts at all levels to raise awareness about the importance of donating organs and tissues.

Social Security/Medicare—We continue to oppose privatization and benefit cuts.

Messianic Jews—We continue to encourage our constituent organizations to deny membership to anyone who proselytizes Jews or seeks to accomplish the conversion of Jews.

Trafficking of Women
—We continue to urge all governments to make the elimination of trafficking a priority through education and strong legislation.

Hate Crimes—We continue to call for upgrading and vigorous enforcement of "hate crime" laws.

Separation of Church and State—We continue to call on Congress and State legislatures to preserve the principle of separation of church and state in every action, especially in the area of faith-based initiatives and including opposition of officially sponsored prayer at school programs.

Public Schools—We continue to support public schools as vital to democracy, while carefully monitoring public funding of private/parochial schools.

Election Reform—We continue to urge the passage of fair and equitable standards for voting procedures.

Judicial Nominations
—We continue to monitor and oppose nominees that would significantly affect our fundamental values and rights.

The United Nations—We continue to express outrage at any event that equates Zionism with Racism and to call upon the UN to grant complete and permanent membership to Israel within a regional group.

Israel—We continue to affirm our support for the democratically elected government of the State of Israel and urge bipartisan support for Israel at all levels of government.

Global Warming—We continue to urge that the United States provide global leadership to monitor and curb global climate change.

The Economy
—We continue to respond to economic declines by calling on Congress and the Administration to fund and quickly implement housing, economic and job assistance to the states and local governments as needed.

The Environment—We continue to encourage our constituents to make the environment a priority for their organizations and in their personal lives, while urging becoming activists through education and communication.

Economic Equity for Women
—We urge stricter enforcement of pay equity laws and improvement in restrictive pension policies and support measures that provide safeguards for women against workplace pay discrimination.

Protection of Women—We call for meaningful support of victims of rape and to condemn extremists who segregate and discriminate against women.

Economic Justice—We urge that mortgage lenders continue to be monitored. The enactment of regulations that provide equitable access to credit, especially for women, continue to be monitored.

Bullying—We urge legislation which requires schools, both public and private, and communities to adopt comprehensive bullying laws and to mandate education and training for teachers, parents, law enforcement and community leaders about how to recognize it and respond.

Poverty and Hunger—We support efforts at all levels of government and community to support the most vulnerable among us with affordable housing, energy and food assistance.

The BDS Movement—We oppose the use of economic sanctions, divestments and academic boycotts as tools to address the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Gun Control/Mass Violence—We support legislation that monitors the sale of weapons and encourage a national conversation about the role of mental illness and violence in the media and in video games of mass violence.

Next 100 Years Priority—Our priority will be the empowerment of women over their own lives and bodies, including financial equity and the ultimate right to determine, without government interference, all aspects of their health care and reproductive lives.

Jewish Individuals/ US Armed Services—We continue to support JWB Jewish Chaplains Council through Serv-A , advocating for the rights of Jews in the US Armed Services to observe, promoting recruitment of trained chaplains, and monitoring incidents of anti-Semitism.

Workplace Sexual Harassment—We urge the enactment of laws and regulations that support our goals, including the proposed increase in funding VAWA, opposing any reduction in Title IX and/or Title VII funds.

People with Disabilities—We continue to promote acceptance and independence, advocating access to programs and opportunities, while supporting equal pay and civil rights in a safe and caring environment, especially in the Jewish community.





The Federation of Jewish Women's Organizations of Maryland is the Oldest Jewish Women's Federation in the Country

Founded 1916


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