Thursday, January 29, 2015

JFNA Public Policy Priorities 2015

On Monday, January 26, the Jewish Federation of North America (JFNA) Board of Trustees approved its 2015 Public Policy Priorities - ten legislative priorities for the Washington office:

Below is the list of JFNA's ten public policy priorities for 2015. Click here for more details and to read the entire document.

1. Empowering older adults to age well with dignity and an enhanced quality of life.

2. Promoting the international interests of the Jewish Federations.

3. Maximizing incentives for and supporting interests of charitable organizations.

4. Protecting Medicaid, Medicare, long-term care, and the health safety net.

5. Safeguarding the Jewish community from terrorism and responding to natural disasters.

6. Advocating with and on behalf of individuals with disabilities.

7. Sustaining services for the most vulnerable.

8. Preserving education opportunities.

9. Mitigating the effects of Sequestration while securing funding for community programs.

10. Assisting immigrants and refugees.

JFNA represents 152 Jewish Federations and over 300 independent Jewish communities across North America. JFNA’s Washington office brings the voice of Jewish Federations to Capitol Hill and the White House, advocating for life-saving and humanitarian assistance in the United States and 70 other countries around the world.


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