Advocacy Update

Cotler to Lead Bend the Arc Through New Phase of Growth; Alan van Capelle to Depart in February

Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice proudly announces that Stosh Cotler will take over as the new CEO of t...

Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice proudly announces that Stosh Cotler will take over as the new CEO of the organization next year.  Stepping into the role from her current position as Executive Vice President of Bend the Arc, Cotler will bring twenty years of leadership experience as an educator, trainer, and organizer within social and economic justice movements to the position. Bend the Arc's board of directors voted unanimously to approve the transition earlier this month, and in February 2014 Cotler will replace departing CEO Alan van Capelle, who is leaving to become CEO of The Educational Alliance.  Continue reading here.

Cotler to Lead Bend the Arc Through New Phase of Growth; Alan van Capelle to Depart in February, December 16, 2014, Bendthearc.us,by Jonathan Lipman

Taking Positive Steps Toward Medicare and Behavioral Health Reform

Last week, the House Ways & Means Committee and the Senate Finance Committee voted to move forward with  leg...

Last week, the House Ways & Means Committee and the Senate Finance Committee voted to move forward with  legislation (HR 2810) calling for a permanent repeal to the Medicare's doc fix and therapy cap provisions.   If passed by both chambers and enacted by the President, these long sought reforms will become reality and improve finance and delivery of care to our partner agencies and the Medicare beneficiaries that depend on our network of agencies every day.  Read the full announcement from JFNA's Jonathan Westin.  Please feel free to contact Shelley Rood, AJFCA's Washington Director, for further information.

Taking Positive Steps Toward Medicare and Behavioral Health Reform

 

Vice President Biden Announces Initiative to Support Holocaust Survivors

The Association of Jewish Family & Children's agencies (AJFCA) welcomed Vice President Joe Biden's announ...

The Association of Jewish Family & Children's agencies (AJFCA) welcomed Vice President Joe Biden's announcement at the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee's (JDC) Centennial luncheon to launch an initiative together with the Jewish community to address the needs of Holocaust survivors living in poverty in the United States.  This announcement follows years of conversations between the White House, Members of Congress, and Jewish Family and Children's Service agencies and Federations to address the social service needs of Holocaust survivors through fundraising and legislative efforts such as the RUSH Act. Click here for details.

Vice President Biden Announces Initiative to Support Holocaust Survivors