Although he is little remembered today, a Jewish Congressman from Brooklyn is responsible for some of the most significant legislation of the 20th century. Emanuel Celler was the principal author of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and the Immigration and Naturalization Act of 1965. He also spearheaded the 23rd, 24th and 25th Amendments to the U.S. Constitution — the latter frequently discussed during the term of former President Trump.
Undermining the right to vote of any American citizen is emphatically wrong.
NEW YORK — Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner are about the closest American Jews have to secular saints. The two Jewish civil righ…
“Voting in our country has never been easy, and unfortunately it’s never been guaranteed for everyone,” Kander wrote in a statement.
Want fuller participation in American democracy? Then advocate for the structural changes that we know will make a difference, Jane Eisner writes.
Jewish communal activists sounded a collective oy vey over the Republican landslide. Then they began looking for ways to work with the ascendant GOP.
Jewish groups are remembering Andrew Goodman, Michael Schwerner and James Chaney, on the 50th anniversary of their murders in Mississippi.
Bend the Arc and a foundation named for slain civil rights activist Andrew Goodman are teaming to help protect voting rights and promote civic engagement.
Voting has been under a microscope lately, from Cairo to the Beltway. We should never forget how important it is for the U.S. to act democratically — at home and abroad.
Pressure for black, women’s and gay rights has brought down barriers in America. But inequality is more rife than ever, J.J. Goldberg writes.