Jewish Community Relations Councilof San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin, Sonoma, Alameda and Contra Costa Counties

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#JewsNotIncluded - a statewide grassroots advocacy effort to seek meaningful inclusion in the California Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum. Such inclusion should shows the diversity of our community, including Jews from the Middle East and North Africa, and other Jews of color. We must also work to make sure that there isn’t any backpedaling on the promised removal of anti-Jewish and anti-Israel content included in the first draft.

 

"As has become increasingly clear, our republic has long relied not just on formal laws and the Constitution, but also on unwritten rules and norms that constrain the behavior of public officials. These guardrails, often invisible, curb abuses of power. They ensure that officials act for the public good, not for personal financial gain. They protect nonpartisan public servants in law enforcement and elsewhere from improper political influence. They protect businesspeople from corrupting favoritism and graft. And they protect citizens from arbitrary and unfair government action. These practices have long held the allegiance of public officials from all political parties. Without them, government becomes a chaotic grab for power and self-interest." --Brennan Center for Justice, Proposals for Reform: National Task Force on Rule of Law & Democracy