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Elanna Cahn — September 18, 2014 – 9:03 am | Congress | Democrats

Jewish Democrats Applaud Bi-Partisan Resolution Condemning Anti-Semitism

Washington, D.C. - The House of Representatives today took a firm stand against rising anti-Semitism across the globe, passing a unanimous resolution rejecting “anti-Jewish hatred” and violence. The National Jewish Democratic Council applauded the passage of H.R. 707, sponsored by Reps. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Pete Roskam (R-IL), Nita Lowey (D-NY) and… Read More | Comments (0)

NJDC Intern — September 15, 2014 – 9:45 am | 2014 Election | Democrats

Breaking the Glass Ceiling in Maine

Hillary Clinton isn’t the only politician that may soon break a glass ceiling. Rep. Mike Michaud of Maine may soon become the first openly gay governor of a U.S. state. And his positions show that he is a champion of progressive issues. Michaud advocates for a stronger pre-k program in… Read More | Comments (0)

NJDC Intern — September 12, 2014 – 10:41 am | Women's Leadership Network | Congress | Democrats | Domestic Policy | Women's Issues

The 20th Anniversary of VAWA

This Saturday marks 20 years since the landmark domestic violence legislation, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), was signed into law. VAWA signified an important departure from the previous ways the United States government and the American public approached domestic violence. Prior to the passage of VAWA, domestic violence was… Read More | Comments (0)

NJDC Intern — August 28, 2014 – 3:13 pm | 2014 Election | Republicans | Ron Paul

A Bombshell in Kentucky

A recent bombshell struck the reelection campaign for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell from Kentucky. His campaign manager, Jesse Benton, was implicated in a two year old scandal in Iowa. Benton was the manager for Ron Paul’s campaign to win the Iowa Republican caucus. He has been implicated in a… Read More | Comments (0)

Elanna Cahn — August 20, 2014 – 3:39 pm | Women's Leadership Network | Israel | Terrorism

A Conversation with Hila Fenlon

HELP US TELL ISRAEL’S STORY! Today, with Hamas once again firing hundreds of rockets at Israeli civilians, we heard from one of the Israeli women living under constant threat.  Hila Fenlon and her family (including 2 children ages 9 and 13) live in Netiv HaAsara, a moshav that is just… Read More | Comments (0)

Elanna Cahn — August 20, 2014 – 11:41 am | Foreign Policy | Terrorism

Second Guessing Syria

Late in 2012, I attended a small briefing with a senior White House security official. Each of the dozen people there had a chance to speak, and most took the opportunity to lobby for something. I asked this question: Who are we rooting for in Syria? The official raised his… Read More | Comments (0)