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Tanyanika Davis


U.S. Supreme Court Puts Profit Over Lives By Limiting the Powers of the Environmental Protection Agency

Leading global Jewish human rights organization decries U.S. Supreme Court decision and calls on President Biden to use executive powers to address the climate crisis   Nikhil Aziz, Director of Land, Water and Climate Justice issued a statement following the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency “We are deeply disappointed in …Read More

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Investing in a Democratic Future

With authoritarianism on the rise, for American Jewish World Service, investing in social movements led by young people is one of the best ways to safeguard democracy and democratic rights. And so, as consciously political grant-makers, we are ramping up our efforts to invest in youth movements — and calling on other funders to do …Read More

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A New Beginning for Haiti: The U.S. and International Community Must Support Civil Society Efforts in Creating a Transitional Government

On an important day for Haiti, past and present, Tracey Gurd, Senior Director of Civil and Political Rights and Advocacy of American Jewish World Service released the following statement: Today marks a key moment both for the past and the future of Haiti’s democracy. February 7 commemorates not only the end of the 30-year dictatorship …Read More

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WATCH: Torah in Action

Last Tuesday, our President and CEO Robert Bank discussed living Jewish values; that social justice values are Torah values on the Torah in Action podcast with Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz of Uri L’Tzedek.

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A Year After the January 6 Insurrection at the Capitol, the U.S. Must Shrug Off the Notion of American Exceptionalism and Deepen its Efforts to Safeguard Democracy at Home and Abroad

American Jewish World Service (AJWS), the leading global Jewish human rights organization, is calling on the U.S. and international leaders to take bold action to protect democratic rights and the rule of law to combat the growing threat of authoritarianism around the world. AS THE NATION MARKS ONE YEAR SINCE THE JANUARY 6 INSURRECTION AT …Read More

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