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A guest post by JCA Member Emily Barter

A D'Var Torah from Theresa Glaser, originally delivered at Beth Jacob Congregation on March 27

A guest post by Yavilah McCoy

Posted on Feb 27, 2015 by Nora Kassner

"When young people are engaged in the political process, they become more engaged in their communities even after the election.”
- Youth fellow Holden Platt, 16

Posted on Nov 25, 2014 by Carin Mrotz

Tonight our hearts are broken that there will be no justice for a single black boy, or for his family and community, with whom we stand in grief and solidarity.

Posted on Nov 21, 2014 by Carin Mrotz

Last night, President Obama announced his plan to use executive action to enable nearly 5 million undocumented immigrants to remain here in the United States legally. We believe this represents a huge step in the right direction and would like to say thank you to The President, and to our allies and members who've worked tirelessly to fix a broken system, to see immigrants treated with dignity, and to keep families together.

Over the past month, JCA has partnered with the League of Women Voters, the Intergenerational Working Group*, and more to put on a series of candidate forums, so our members can better get to know the candidates running to represent them.

Several of them had cameras on hand to record the forums, and we want to share those videos with you, whether you were unable to attend or just wish to view again. Click on the forum below to be taken to the video.

Minnesota House Districts 48A and B

We are thrilled and honored to announce that JCA has been recognized in the inaugural Midwest Edition of the Slingshot guide.

Posted on Apr 04, 2014 by Gabe Kravitz

“This American Life”, one of my favorite public media shows, recently aired an episode called “House Rules” and it sang to me.  If you haven’t had a chance to listen to the entire podcast or read the transcript, it’s a must. Featuring ProPublica journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones, the hour-long show takes listeners through the story of how race and zip code have been used to determine access to opportunity in America, and still are today.

Posted on Mar 12, 2014 by Emily Mininsohn

Although I've been inside the Minnesota State Capitol many times - even had the opportunity to speak at press conferences and rallies there in 2013 as I fought for my home after foreclosure and as we fought to get the Home Owners Bill of Rights passed, never had I ever really seen the place until JCA sponsored the "Power Tour" in February.

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