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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)

Elanna Cahn — August 14, 2014 – 2:36 pm |

NJDC Mourns the Death of Leonard Fein

NJDC mourns the death of Leonard Fein.  Leibel, as he was known in our community, was a wise and courageous source of activism for a better world.  Rabbi Jack Moline, Executive Director, said, “His academic career, his guidance of Moment magazine and his founding of MAZON are only three of the contributions… Read More | Comments (0)