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Jewish Values in Action educates, advocates and engages in civil action  to advance social justice in accordance with Jewish values. 

 

 

WEEK OF MAY 16

SPONSOR NEEDED TO HELP UKRAINIAN REFUGEE

Orange County Jewish Coalition for Refugees seeks to help Anna (28) and her son Ivan (18 months) from Krivoy, Ukraine traveled alone to Mexico City, leaving behind Ivan's father.  Anna had planned to travel to Tijuana and be paroled into the U.S. at the port of entry. Before they could get to Tijuana, the border was closed to Ukrainians. On April 25th the Administration launched Uniting for Ukraine, a program through which Ukrainians with a sponsor are allowed to fly to the States.
Anna needs a sponsor in order to travel to Washington state where she hopes to live with her sister and brother-in-law. If you can help, please email Jackie@OCJCR.org to learn how you can sponsor Anna and Ivan. 


PROTECT OUR ENVIRONMENT

Join the Jewish Earth Alliance monthly meeting, Tues., May 17 at 5 PM How To Protect & Cool our Planet With Rep. Andy Levin (MI-9). Register:  bit.ly/JEAMay

Call or email your Congressional representatives and Senators and urge them to support the bi-partisan Recovering America’s Wildlife Act, (H.R. 2773 and S. 2372).  Urge them to bring this measure to a vote, and pass this bill that will send funding to all states to help wildlife at risk and protect vital habitats.  Download Jewish Earth Alliance’s action alert to tell your Members of Congress to follow Noah’s example and build an Ark now.


STRENTHEN DEMOCRACY, VOTE IN THE JUNE PRIMARY, SUPPORT VOTING RIGHTS, and HELP MARGINALIZED COMMUNITIES

TO LISTEN TO THE recording of the League of Women Voters Non Partisan Candidate Forum for District Attorney, OC Superintendent of Education and OC Board of Education, go to www.fourthdistrictpta.org/candidate-forum

 

Urge your Senators to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act, which would strengthen the Equal Pay Act to close the gender pay gap and ensure effective protection against gender-based pay discrimination. 

 
 

Take Action


Join RAC virtually for the launch of the Reform Movement's Every Voice, Every Vote Campaign! May 17, 2022 5 PM PT.  The campaign is a nonpartisan effort to protect and expand democracy by making sure that every voice is heard, and every vote is counted.  Register today!


 

Join Center for Common Ground, a non-partisan group, to support efforts to reach out to underrepresented voters to support their voting rights and pursue legislation and community engagement to improve quality of life.  Go to https://www.centerforcommonground.org/actions for more information and to take action. 


HELP AFGHANS, UKRAINIANS AND OTHER REFUGEES RESETTLE IN THE U.S.

  • Call on Congress to ensure that evacuated Afghans and Ukrainians have a permanent legal status.  Currently, Afghans and Ukrainians are here on humanitarian parole, a status that will expire two years from their arrival with no pathway for a green card.  

  • Donate air miles to help HIAS reunite refugees with their families

  • Click Here for Orange County Jewish Coalition for Refugees’ Amazon registry to purchase items most needed for refugee families who are arriving in Orange County.

  • Tell the Biden Administration to ensure that Afghans seeking to leave their country have a pathway to safety

  • Ask your Member of Congress to oppose any amendments to keep the use of Title 42 in place to deny entry to asylum seekers at the border.  The CDC has said there is no need to use Title 42 any longer. 

  • Orange County Jewish Coalition for Refugees is seeking donations and a storage facility in south Orange County to store donated items to help furnish apartments of newly arriving refugees with furniture, clothing, diapers, toiletries, household supplies, and more. If you have a storage facility (approximate space 1,200 - 3,000 square feet) that you can sublet or donate, or have a connection in the storage industry or items to donate please contact Jackie Menter at OCJewishCoalitionforRefugees@gmail.com.

HELP UKRAINIANS IN NEED: 

Home for Refugees is soliciting people for a Home Team for a Ukrainian family who has no ties in the U.S.  They have 2 members, but are looking for more. Contact Minda Schweizer at m.schweizer@hfrusa.org for more information or to voluneer.

If you are interested in providing very temporary (2-3 days) hospitality for Ukrainians arriving in the U.S., contact Orange County Jewish Coalition for Refugees at OCJewishCoalitionforRefugees@gmail.com.

Ask your Member of Congress to include funding for humanitarian aid for Ukraine in the federal budget

Sign our action asking the Biden Administration to prioritize Ukrainians with family ties in the U.S., already in the application process, and those who were already refugees in Ukraine for resettlement. 

Donate to help Ukrainians in need:

 

https://wupj.org/news/2022/02/51971/world-union-launchs-ukraine-crisis-fund/

https://www.hias.org/

https://www.jewishfederations.org/
 


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JEWISH VALUES IN ACTION:

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22 AT 7:00 P.M. VIA ZOOM

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Mon, May 16 2022 15 Iyyar 5782