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Criminal Justice Reform Act of 1975 (1975)

Posted on October 2, 2013

Criminal Justice Reform Act of 1975 (S-1) Women’s League for Conservative Judaism favors the codification of Federal Criminal Laws, but is opposed to the additional provisions of S-1 which would extend the power of the Federal government over individuals and significantly decrease the freedom of individual Americans. We therefore oppose the enactment of S-1, and Continue Reading »

Crime and the Deterrence of Crime (1978)

Posted on October 2, 2013

Women’s League for Conservative Judaism is deeply concerned with the increasing rate of crime and its threat to the physical, economic and psychological security of residents in all sections of our nation. We are mindful that often, in fear, those legitimately concerned about rising criminality will respond to it by urging circumvention of guarantees of Continue Reading »

Consumer Protection (1976)

Posted on October 2, 2013

“Let the buyer beware” remains a necessary maxim in our highly complex national market place of goods and services. Product safety controls are virtually non-existent, in a nation in which, annually, an estimated twenty million are injured, thirty thousand killed, and one hundred and ten thousand permanently disabled by products in or around homes and Continue Reading »

Concentration Camps (1996)

Posted on October 2, 2013

Sanctity of Concentration Camps Year (1996) Fifty years after the end of World War II and the full realization of the horror of the Nazi war machine and the concentration camps, we are still coming to grips with many unresolved issues. Among them is how to commemorate, how to absorb the atrocities of that period. Continue Reading »

Cloture (1952)

Posted on October 2, 2013

WHEREAS, the present Senate Cloture Rule XXII permits a small minority of senators to filibuster (talk a bill to death), thus preventing liberal legislation, especially Civil Rights legislation, from becoming law, and WHEREAS, the present rule requires the affirmative vote of two-thirds (64) of all senators (96) to close a debate, NOW THEREFORE BE IT Continue Reading »

Civility in the Public Arena (1996)

Posted on October 2, 2013

The pluralistic and free society we live in requires respect and tolerance for persons having differing points of view on religious, social and political issues. A stable and vibrant democracy requires that the expression of opposing opinions take place under non-violent conditions and with fairness to all differing viewpoints. In recent years we have witnessed Continue Reading »

Equal Rights – Civil Rights (1974)

Posted on October 2, 2013

Civil Rights (1974) Women’s League for Conservative Judaism believes that freedom of expression and dissent, as guaranteed by our Constitution, is basic to our American democracy and therefore we deplore the numerous attempts to erode the Bill of Rights. Concerned with the abuse and misuse of powers of government, and its invasion of privacy of Continue Reading »

China (1972)

Posted on October 2, 2013

Women’s League commends the American government on the recognition of the People’s Republic of China and we urge the encouragement of improved diplomatic, cultural and mercantile relations.

Children in Poverty (2002)

Posted on October 2, 2013

In the United States, a child is neglected or abused every 11 seconds; a child is born into poverty every 44 seconds; a child is born without health insurance every minute; and a child or youth is killed by guns every 2 hours, 40 minutes. $34 Billion would lift every child out of poverty. As Continue Reading »

Child Labor (1992)

Posted on October 2, 2013

“Child labor” conjures up images of turn-of-the-century exploitation of children in sweatshops. In reality, no matter what the job or location, employing a child means cheap labor. Generally, it costs less for an employer to hire a young person than to hire an adult. In 1988, the Department of Labor reported that 4 million youths Continue Reading »