NCJW-St. Louis Section Advocacy Programs
Ad*vo*c*acy: the action of advocating, pleading for, or supporting a cause or proposal.
NCJW’s advocacy program integrates education with social action. We champion issues important to us and our community:
- Well-being of women, children and families
- Individual and civil rights and freedoms,
- Welfare reform
- Healthcare reform
- Services to seniors
- Social justice
We believe we must hold our elected officials accountable for their actions and their votes. Locally, our State Policy Advocacy Chair and VP of Advocacy lead an active volunteer committee and coordinate efforts and activities, such as lobby days, educational opportunities, and meetings with elected officials. Announcements are published in the Bulletin and on our calendar. Contact us
to learn more about our advocacy work.
Join the A-List
At the loc
al level, one of our tactics to raise awareness is to advertise in the St. Louis Jewish Light
. This annual advocacy campaign — called the A-List — is an effective way to educate the community and our elected officials about issues that are integral to our mission. More than 150 NCJW members and friends joined the 2015 campaign. You can be an A-Lister, too! Give $18 to join the 2016 series; $54 makes you an Advocate Plus.
Join the Missouri Action Network
Join the Missouri Action Network
today to stay abreast of issues near and dear to NCJW. The Missouri Action Network is an online effort that facilitates our ability to advocate for issues in the state of Missouri. By signing up, you’ll receive periodic e-mails on pertinent issues and directions to take action with just a few clicks.
or follow us on Facebook!
Additional ongoing advocacy efforts include:
The Older Adults Community Action Program (OACAP), which provides opportunities that encourage adults to be active and involved in their community. Members receive a quarterly publication, Mainstream, and are invited to attend advocacy opportunities and monthly speaking engagements. For more information on OACAP, contact Beth Feldman at 314-993-5181.
Silent Witness, a project to raise domestic violence awareness. Initiated in 1995, Silent Witness is a traveling exhibit of life-size silhouettes, each bearing the true story of a woman slain in domestic violence. The stories were recently updated and are available for other organizations to display for a nominal fee. Contact NCJW at 314-993-5181 for information on exhibiting.
At a national level, NCJW advocates for contraception access, pro-choice judicial nominations, an end to domestic violence by improving the economic status of women, and more. Get more information on NCJW’s work here in the U.S. and in Israel by clicking here.
Lobby Days! Each spring NCJW road trips to Jefferson City to speak to our legislators about issues that will improve the quality of life for women, children and families. Whether you walk the halls of our state capitol on a regular basis or are just getting into progressive issues, we’d love to have you join us for our Lobby Day in Jefferson City! For a $36 donation, you get bus transportation, training, snacks, drinks, and an opportunity to make a difference in our state. Call our office at 314-993-5181 or sign up below.
For more information on Lobby Day click here