JCPA Votes to Adopt Four New Resolutions at 2019 National Conference


JCPA Votes to Adopt Four New Resolutions at 2019 National Conference

The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) Delegates Assembly voted to adopt four new resolutions during the JCPA2019 national conference held February 9-12 in Washington, D.C. These resolutions are now policy for the community relations field.

Please see below for links to the full text of the resolutions adopted at the JCPA2019 conference:

Resolution Condemning the Genocide of the Rohingya People
This resolution marks the first time that a broad swath of the American Jewish community has united to declare that the atrocities being perpetrated against the Rohingya people constitute a genocide, and that the U.S. government and the international community must take immediate action.

Resolution on Holocaust and Genocide Education
This resolution calls for the Jewish community to support federal legislation that strongly encourages Holocaust and genocide education and at the state level, to advocate for mandatory Holocaust and genocide education if possible.

Amendment to the 2010 Civility Resolution
This amends the 2010 Civility Resolution, which urges American Jews and the broader American society to practice civility in all our affairs, to include a call for civil and honest discourse in the American Jewish-Israeli conversation on sensitive topics.

Amendment to the 2014 Minimum Wage Resolution
Issued from the floor of the Delegates Assembly, this amendment revises the 2014 Minimum Wage Resolution to update the statistics and call for a $15 minimum wage.