NCJW 2016 Washington Institute
On March 12-16, 2016 NCJW San Francisco Board President, Dena Gardi, Executive Director, Antonia Lavine, Development Chair, Teddi Silverman, Next Generation Chair, Rachel Ungar and section members Stefana Morgan and Julie Matlof Kennedy attended 2016 NCJW Washington Institute and participated in the various workshops and sessions of this important gathering of NCJW activists from across the U.S.
Marching with over 300 National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) members and supporters, the NCJW San Francisco Delegation, participated in a silent procession from the US Supreme Court to the US Capitol. Participants delivered hundreds of pocket constitutions and signed notes to Senator Chuck Grassley, Chair of the Senate Judiciary, asking senators to #DoYourJob and move forward with the process of filling the US Supreme Court vacancy in a fair and timely manner.
On March 15th, the NCJW San Francisco delegation lobbied at Capitol Hill together with all NCJW California delegations, asking representatives, Senator Barbara Boxer, Senator Dianne Feinstein and Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi to support legislation addressing reproductive and voting rights, homelessness and human trafficking.
Champion for Social Change Award
On March 14, 2016 at NCJW Washington Institute in DC our section was presented with the prestigious Champion for Social Change Award. NCJW San Francisco President, Dena Gardi and Executive Director, Antonia Lavine, received the award. We were honored together with all California sections of NCJW for our work on human trafficking prevention through the implementation of the NCJW co-sponsored SB 1193, a law which helps victims and survivors access protection and service.
Congratulations to all members of our excellent anti-trafficking team for the high recognition of their achievements in combating modern-day slavery!