United States

In the United States, we rally the American Jewish community and other supporters of human rights to advocate for policies that will improve the lives of millions of people in the developing world. Through this work, AJWS offers a home for American Jews whose commitments to social justice anchor and animate their work for a better world.

The AJWS community is united by a deep belief in the dignity of every person and the desire to pursue human rights and justice for all.

In partnership with Jewish leaders and other allies across the country, AJWS activists are holding our government accountable to prioritizing human rights in our foreign policy and diplomacy.

Through our We Believe campaign from 2013 to 2015, AJWS supporters successfully advocated for the appointment of the first ever U.S. Special Envoy for International LGBT Rights. And through our Reverse Hunger campaign from 2011 to 2014, we helped secure up to $400 million in additional U.S. international food aid to reach half a million more people with life sustaining food.

Our supporters are working together to advance AJWS’s mission, with core groups of activists in the New York Metro Area, Southern California, the San Francisco Bay Area, Chicago and Washington, D.C.

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22,000 children die each day from poverty.

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Almost half the world lives on less than $2.50 a day.

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Nearly 1 in 8 people experience chronic hunger.

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