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Protect Abortion Rights: Yes on Prop 1

September 14, 2022
Posted by: JCRC Staff

Today, JCRC is thrilled to launch our YES ON PROP 1 campaign.

With alarm over the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade, and broad consensus in our Jewish community to support reproductive rights, now is the time to act.

Proposition 1 on the November 2022 ballot would inscribe the right to an abortion and contraception in our California constitution. With so much uncertainty at the federal level, and state-level restrictions and bans taking place, California must take the lead to ensure abortion rights and access.

JCRC's campaign is not only about reproductive rights, but also religious freedom. As a minority faith group, Jewish Americans must stand for religious freedom to ensure our laws do not favor one religious belief over another.   

Prop 1 will make Californians more secure, set an example for other states, and send a message to people in need of abortion services that they are welcome in the Golden State.

We cannot be complacent. While surveys show Californians overwhelmingly support abortion rights, we cannot take it for granted this will pass.

Please join our YES ON PROP 1 campaign!
 
ACT

Join JCRC and the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) California in an afternoon of text banking to get the word out for Yes on Prop. 1. To receive more information and/or to sign up for text banking click here.
 
LEARN

Join JCRC in conversation with State and National experts on the topic of religious freedom and abortion rights:

Connecting the Dots
What is at stake for religious freedom
when abortion rights are under attack?

October 27, 12:00-1:15PM
Register to receive the Zoom information

SHARE

Share our logo and Prop 1’s toolkit on your social media to educate your communities and show your support.
 
CONNECT

To become a part of JCRC’s Prop 1 Campaign and to stay in the loop on campaign activities click here.

Testimonials

"By supporting Prop 1, we affirm that reproductive care and abortion access are essential healthcare. Anti-choice legislation disproportionately impacts the most marginalized members of our community, particularly people of color, immigrants, people living with disabilities, LGTBQ+ individuals, and people struggling financially."
     Rabbi Rebecca Hecht
     Peninsula Temple Beth-El

"It’s complicated to be grateful for abortion when the situations that lead to them are filled with so much pain and agony. But I am grateful that when I was diagnosed with early onset preeclampsia at 21 weeks pregnant that I had a choice, and that choice was guided by Jewish values. Judaism is a religion that values life. But when sources are tested with the complicated question of 'whose life,' Judaism affirms that protecting existing life is paramount at all stages of pregnancy."
     Rabbi Lisa Kingston
     Peninsula Temple Beth-El

"As well as any other people, Jews know the dangers of allowing the state to take away our rights and impinge personal freedoms. The right to care for one’s body, mind, and soul is a fundamental human right. Please join me in voting YES this November on California’s Proposition 1."
     Jonathan Weinberg
     Councilmember, City of Los Altos

Endorsements

Campaign Partner:

  • National Council of Jewish Women California

Organizations:

  • Congregation Kol Shofar
  • JCRC Sacramento
  • JCRC Silicon Valley
  • Jewish Family and Children's Services (JFCS) of San Francisco, Peninsula, Marin & Sonoma Counties
  • Jewish Family Service LA
  • Kung Pao Kosher Comedy
  • Peninsula Solidarity Cohort
  • Peninsula Temple Beth El
  • Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism-California
  • San Francisco Black & Jewish Unity Coalition
  • Shalom Bayit
  • Temple Isaiah

Elected Officials (title for identification purposes only)

  • City of San Rafael Councilmember Rachel Kertz
  • City of Livermore Council-member Patricia Munro
  • City of Menlo Park Vice Mayor Jen Wolosin
  • City of Walnut Creek Walnut Creek City Councilmember Kevin Wilk
  • City of Los Altos Councilmember Jonathan Weinberg
  • City of El Cerrito Councilmember Tessa Rudnick
  • City of San Mateo Mayor Rick Bonilla
  • City of Novato Councilmember Mark Milberg

Clergy

  • Rev. Dr. Penny Nixon, Peninsula Solidarity Cohort
  • Chaplain Assitant Stanley Shack, dot.marad/usmma.edu

Individuals

  • Diane Abt
  • Marla Becker
  • Jessica Berg
  • Nancy Berger-Granet
  • Elayne Berg-Wilion
  • Suzan Berns
  • Karyn Goldberg
  • Nancy Bott
  • Susan Caplan
  • Andrea Carlise
  • Nancy Cerri
  • Sandy Ehrlich
  • Jill Ellis
  • Anne Fuchs-Chesney
  • David Goldberg
  • Lisa Hirsch
  • Stephen Jaffe
  • Rosie Katz
  • Elaine Kofman
  • Linda Komisar
  • Karen Kronick
  • Lexi Leban
  • Linor Levav
  • Patricia Lurie
  • Nancy Markowitz
  • Mendy Marks
  • Susan Mautner
  • Risa Meyer
  • Cipra Nemeth
  • Anna Peare
  • Mindy Plotkin
  • Powell
  • Harriet Prensky
  • Julie Rabinovitz
  • Jane Rabinovitz
  • Jan Reicher
  • Sharon Rogoff
  • Francoise Rothstein
  • Margaret Sawyer
  • Karen Schiller
  • Stacey Silver
  • Debbie Smith
  • Barry Taranto
  • Holly ullman
  • Bernita Walker
  • Joanna Weinberg
  • Lisa Weiner
  • Wellisch
  • Judie Wexler

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