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Wednesday morning the bipartisan Older Americans Act was reported favorably out of the Senate HELP Committee. The OAA, S. 192, contains language in support of Holocaust survivor services. We will work closely with our Senate allies for swift passage in the Senate and advancement on to the House. Thank you sincerely for your advocacy. This has been years in the making, and we are pleased that the OAA reauthorization was the first legislative priority of the HELP Committee in this new 114th Congress.

Please thank your Senators on the HELP Committee for supporting this legislation; and please urge Senators outside of the HELP Committee to cosponsor S.192 before it reaches the Senate floor. Increased co-sponsorship will help ensure swift passage through the Senate.

Bill Text (Holocaust survivor language is at bottom)
Cosponsor List
AJFCA/JFNA Endorsement letter
JFNA Press Statement

If you have any questions, please contact Shelley Rood.

Around 300 survivors of the Auschwitz death camp were gathering on Tuesday to mark 70 years since its liberation by Soviet troops, joined by world leaders for a commemoration held in the shadow of war in Ukraine and a rise in anti-Semitism in Europe. Tuesday's gathering in southern Poland marks perhaps the last major anniversary that survivors of the Nazi German camp will be able to attend in numbers, given the youngest are now in their 70s. Some 1,500 attended the 60th anniversary.

Auschwitz Survivors Ask If Holocaust Lessons Learned on 70th Anniversary of Liberation, January 27, 2015, The Forward, by Wiktor Szary & Wojciech Zurawski

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month. The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) and Hadassah are partnering on a Jewish Day of Action on Tuesday, January 13th, to raise awareness about this issue utilizing social media. NCJW and Hadassah will hold a special Twitter Storm from 1-2pm ET that day, of course, you are more than welcome to post your own tweets and resources. And, if you're looking for other ways to highlight human trafficking during the month of January, check out NCJW's 18 Ways to Combat Sex Trafficking. Feel free to share this resource with your members and networks. If your agency is interested in joining the twitter storm and/or the Jewish Day of Action please contact Jody Rabhan. Learn more about human trafficking here.