JACPAC News & Opinion Digest

October 31, 2014 

JAC women joined Dr. Jill Biden at a GOTV coffee with Rep. Brad Schneider. (l to r: front - Jacki Parmacek, Joanna Slavick, Dr. Jill Biden,
Renee Silverman, Cindy Taitz; back - Lisa Lavin,
Arden Edelcup) 
   Susan Berk and Ilene Tucker with Dr. Jill Biden, who stressed the importance of  women voting.

Detroit members joined for a pre-election open forum at the home of Roz Blanck.    
JAC members getting out the vote for Senate races around the country. (l to r: Pam Fisher and Eileen Rosenberg.)

Making calls at the JAC office. (l to r: Cathy Schneider, Lisa Lavin, Dana Gordon)

Karyn Lev knocking on doors to get out the vote!

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NOVEMBER 4, 2014
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Even 1/2 an hour will make a HUGE difference!

ELECTION DAY is Tuesday, November 4. We have all been inundated with commercials, flyers, campaign ads and more, so below is some key information and some light-hearted fun.

If you haven't voted already, make sure to do. Help get people to the polls. This election is so close, every vote counts!



Election 2014: Reproductive Rights on the Ballot

Three states face sweeping anti-choice legislation that, if passed, would curtail or eliminate reproductive rights, slash a host of other health protections, and set precedent with nationwide relevance.


Gloria Steinem: Why It's So Important to Be a Passionate Voter

If your friends say, "My vote doesn't count," or, "Politics are dirty," it's no wonder. Many forces profit from the unequal pay and status of women, and ever since the civil rights movement and the women's movement created a new majority, they have been trying to convince us that our vote doesn't matter. But the voting booth is the one place on earth where the least powerful and the most powerful are equal. And one election really can make a difference. 

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Stewart, Colbert and Oliver for the win: Satire, millennials and fear of an extreme right-wing Senate

The midterms are now all about turnout. Our most honest news sources might make a surprising difference. 

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With selfies and listicles, U.S. politicians go vote-hunting on social media

From viral videos to selfies, listicles and "throwback Thursday" photos, candidates in the Nov. 4 midterm elections are leaving no social media stone unturned.  

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Here is some video inspiration to Get Out & Vote!

I'm Voting Pro-Choice
I'm Voting Pro-Choice

Rock The Vote Presents: #TURNOUTFORWHAT
Rock The Vote Presents: #TURNOUTFORWHAT
"You Don't Own Me" PSA - Upworthy

Bad Reputation PSA
Bad Reputation PSA
Featured JAC Candidates
"Calendar" | Mark Udall for Colorado

Kay Hagan Puts North Carolina First
Kay Hagan Puts North Carolina First

Worth Fighting For | Mary Landrieu for Senate
Worth Fighting For | Mary Landrieu for Senate

"Problem Solving" - Michelle Nunn for U.S. Senate

"Bridges" - Bruce Braley for Senate

Did you see JAC's 2014 Election Edition NewsBreak? If you missed it, click here!

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Janna Berk, President
Marcia Balonick, Executive Director
Joy Malkus, Research Director   


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Joint Action Committee for Political Affairs (JACPAC) is a national network committed to the special relationship between the US and Israel and a social agenda that includes reproductive rights and separation of religion and state.  JACPAC supported US Senate and House candidates who uphold this agenda and maintains ongoing dialogue with those it helps elect.  In addition, JACPAC serves as a political resource for the Jewish community, furnishing information about candidates, elections and issues.