We are blessed in New Jersey to have a wealth of issue-specific advocacy organizations that we partner with to keep updated on current issues and to guide us in needed actions.
Whatever our issue, we work in partnership, and this gives strength and meaning to our advocacy and education efforts.
The following list represents organizations that we have worked with over the years. You can learn about these organizations by clicking on the links below.
ACLU – Sanctuary, Criminal Justice Reform, Hate Crimes, Voter Protection
Anti-Poverty Network – affordable housing, hunger, homelessness issues
Ceasefire NJ, NJ Together (IAF)/Do Not Stand Idly By — Gun safety/violence prevention
DIRE – Rapid Response Teams to fight deportation in New Brunswick
Faith in New Jersey – (PICO) organizing network, focused on sanctuary, hate crimes, voter protection, and more; building on clergy relationships
Garden State Equality — LGBTQ issues (worked closely on marriage equality)
Greenfaith – environmental issues; Jersey Renews coalition and Greenfaith Circles
Interfaith RISE & HIAS — Refugee Resettlement & Advocacy
National Council of Jewish Women – sex trafficking, various shared concerns
NRCAT – National Religious Coalition Against Torture — Solitary Confinement
NJ Alliance for Immigrant Justice — Dream Act, drivers’ licenses, deportation defense, and more
NJ for Health Care Coalition, headed by NJ Citizen Action – Health Care
(best review of health care issues is on Facebook, above; can also view NJCA webpage:
New Jersey Working Families – Paid sick days, Minimum wage, advocacy training
NJ State Association of Jewish Federations – many shared issues
Planned Parenthood — Choice Protection, Womens’ Health Issues
And of course our work and issue priorities are closely tied to the work of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (https://rac.org )!