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Just in as of June 4, 2015: The video created by Taylor Turner and Sammy Bravo at the 2014 NOW-NJ State Conference. It is very cute and the interviewees are terrifice. Watch it HERE!
Just in as of June 25, 2015: We won! The verdict is in! Today in a 6-3 decision the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the right of consumers in every state to access tax credits under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Today's ruling dealt a body blow to Republican attempts to "take down" the ACA.
When Congress wrote and passed the ACA, everybody - Democrats, the Congressional Budget Office and even Republicans - agreed that the tax credits that make purchasing health insurance affordable for low and moderate income Americans would be available in all states. And now the Supreme Court agrees.
This case represented just one more attempt by Republicans to undo the protections and benefits now guaranteed under the ACA. Although 54 repeal attempts and two Supreme Court cases have failed, we know they will not stop. And too much is at stake for us to quit fighting to protect the ACA.
Because of the ACA, more than 14 million people nationwide - 700,000 here in NJ - have been able to get the health insurance they need. The number of uninsured adults in our state has dropped by more than 40%.
We need your help to build on these victories! Help us reach the remaining uninsured and stand up to attempts to rollback the benefits and protections the ACA has guaranteed and donate $10 today!
Today was a great day for the ACA and consumers across the country, but there's still work to be done. Please stand with us by donating $10 to support our health care outreach and advocacy here in New Jersey as we continue to tackle the remaining gaps in our health care system. Together we are taking steps forward for health care justice.
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Wednesday, June 10, 2015
First Baptist Church, 19
West Main Street, Moorestown, NJ
The church is across from TD Bank; please use
the side entrance of the church, nearest to Carl's Shoes.
Please park in the municipal lot behind the
shoestore and the shopping center.
Ballots, Babies and Banners of Peace: American Jewish Women's
Activism from 1890-1940
Ballots, Babies, and Banners of Peace: American Jewish Women’s Activism from 1890-1940, written by Dr. Melissa Klapper, won the 2013 National Jewish Book Award. It paints a vivid picture of middle-class and working-class American Jewish women who consistently and publicly engaged in all the major issues of their day and worked closely with their non-Jewish counterparts on behalf of activist causes including suffrage, birth control and peace.
This new research provides a real contribution to the study of women’s history and the history of American social movements. This account, in need of being told, reveals how American Jewish women, many unrecognized until now, used their religion and cultural heritage to inform and inspire their identity as women “struggling to become citizens and political actors in the United States”.
Dr. Melissa Klapper, professor of American and women’s history at Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ will be discussing her new ground-breaking book. Dr. Klapper earned her BA from Goucher College, her PhD from Rutgers University and teaches in Rowan’s History Department’s Women and Gender Studies program which offers an interdisciplinary approach to the study of women and gender.
Founded in 1974, Rowan’s Women’s and Gender Studies program is one of the oldest in the nation, consisting of dozens of courses and offering an 18-credit interdisciplinary concentration. Dr. Klapper’s other publications include Jewish Girls Coming of Age in America (NYU Press, 2005) and Small Strangers: The Experience of Immigrant Children in the United States, 1880-1925 (Ivan R. Dee, Publisher, 2007). Copies of her newest book will be available for sale, which Dr. Klapper will be happy to sign.
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I always feel the movement is a sort of mosaic.
Each of us puts in one little stone,
and then you get a great mosaic at the end.
— Alice Paul, American Heritage (11/93)