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Investing in a Democratic Future

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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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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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