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Updated: Support Justice for Victims of Human Trafficking

Central to the celebration of Passover is the remembrance that once we were slaves, and now we are free. This Pesach, celebrate freedom by advocating for the victims of human trafficking and slavery.

New: The Fight for Pay Equity Goes On!

The Senate failed to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act, but the fight goes on! Show your support for pay equity and urge Congress to pass this crucial pay equity legislation.

Updated: Raise the Minimum Wage

The Senate vote for the Fair Minimum Wage Act was postponed until the week of April 28th. Urge your Senators to support raising the minimum wage to $10.10.

Urge Congress to Support Iran Policy Letters

Leaders in Congress are circulating bipartisan policy letters on Iran emphasizing the important role Congress must play in the Iranian talks. Urge your Senators and Representatives to sign these letters!

Promote U.S.-Israel Strategic Partnerships

On March 5, the House of Representatives passed the United States-Israel Strategic Partnership Act of 2014. Thank your Representatives for supporting this legislation and urge your Senators to pass the act!

Updated: Pass the International Violence Against Women Act

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Urge Congress to support the International Violence Against Women Act!

Increase Funding For Women's Health Research

February is Hadassah’s Women’s Heart Health Month! Research dedicated to the study of women’s health is essential to help save lives and reshape the healthcare system to become more responsive to the health and needs of women. Urge Congress to fund women's heart health research, support education and screening programs, and join the Congressional Heart and Stroke Coalition

Speak out for Reproductive Rights

On January 28, the House voted for another bill to restrict access to reproductive health coverage. Learn how Hadassah is taking a stand and what you can do to support reproductive rights!

Support Paid Family and Medical Leave

It's been 21 years since the Family and Medical Leave Act was signed into law and it needs an update. Urge your legislators to support and co-sponsor the Family and Medical Insurance Leave Act!

Protect Pregnant Workers Rights

October 31 marked the 35th Anniversary of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, but more still needs to be done to protect pregnant workers' rights. Urge your legislators to co-sponsors and support the The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act!

Support the Healthy Families Act

Far too many Americans are forced to choose between financial stability and their own health and safety, or that of their families. Urge your legislators to co-sponsor and support the Health Families Act of 2013!

Advocate for Gun Control in Memory of Sandy Hook

December 14 is the one-year anniversary of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Join advocates across the country in contacting Congress in support of background checks and other gun safety measures!

Support LGBT Employment Non-Discrimination Act

On November 7, the Senate passed the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which would ban employment decisions on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. Contact your Senators about their vote on ENDA and urge your Representatives to support the bill!

Urge Senate to Ratify CEDAW

Support the ratification of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). It is time for the U.S. government to show the international community that it stands unequivocally for the rights of women.

 

Advocacy Alerts

  • Slavery: A Modern-Day Reality
  • Central to the celebration of Passover is the remembrance that once we were slaves, and now we are free. Tragically, slavery remains a modern-day reality for an estimated 27 million people worldwide—more than at any other time in history.
  • Support Fair Pay for Women & Families
  • Today—April 8, 2014—is Equal Pay Day and there is work to do! Women make 77 cents to a man’s dollar and a single mother of two working full-time at minimum-wage is living nearly $4,000 below the federal poverty line. America’s women and families are worth more and they deserve better!
  • The Peace Process: Updates & Uncertainty
  • Over the last nine months, Israelis and Palestinians have been engaged in peace negotiations coordinated by Secretary of State John Kerry. As part of the peace negotiation framework, set to expire April 29, 2014, Israel agreed to release 104 convicted terrorists in four stages and the Palestinians agreed to delay seeking any additional recognition by the United Nations and other international authorities.
  • Advocate for Israel's Security
  • Within the last 24 hours, over 70 rockets were launched at southern Israel and three rockets headed for population centers were intercepted by the Iron Dome system.
  • Stand Up For Israel
  • February 24-March 2 is the 10th Annual Israeli Apartheid Week in the United States, which will feature anti-Israel events, film screenings, and Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) initiatives on college campuses and in communities throughout the country.
  • Take Action for Human Trafficking Prevention Month
  • Every day, women and children are forced, defrauded, or coerced into labor or sexual exploitation. In recent years, the United Nations, as well as the United States and Israel have made significant progress towards the elimination of trafficking; however, there is still much work to be done.
  • Reproductive Rights after Roe v. Wade
  • Today is the 41st anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade, recognizing a woman’s constitutional right to make her own reproductive health choices—including seeking access to legal abortion.
  • Urge Congress to Prevent a Nuclear Iran
  • Last week, Hadassah released a statementcriticizing the American Studies Association decision to issue a boycott of Israeli academic institutions. Hadassah is a staunch advocate against the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, which aims to tarnish and delegitimize the State of Israel. Hadassah maintains its long—standing policy against all forms of organized boycotts—opposing destructive actions in favor of constructive dialogue in order to pursue a future of peace in the Middle East.

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