At NCJW/Essex, we are at the forefront of social justice movements, taking a stand on issues of importance to women, children, and families. We lobby legislators and champion issues pertinent to our mission. Our members are able to stay informed through our action alerts, our training, and our advocacy projects and programs.

What can you do today to effect change?

3 Actions of the Month

  1. Stand up for menstrual equity! Call your State Senator and Assembly Members and ask them to co-sponsor S-3645/A-3868, which would require school districts to provide free feminine hygiene products in public schools. Identify your legislators here. Identify your legislators here. CLICK HERE.
  2. Tell the Senate to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act now! Enacted 25 years ago, VAWA was the first federal law responding to our nation’s crisis of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. VAWA expired on September 30, 2018. CLICK HERE.
  3. Protect immigrant children and families! Demand an end to the separation and incarceration of families, especially the separation of infants and their mothers. CLICK HERE.

Visit this page regularly. We update this list every month so check back for new actions.