National Council of Jewish Women
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 22, 2021
Media Contact: Sarah Garfinkel, West End Strategy Team
National Council of Jewish Women Welcomes Nation’s First National Gender Strategy
WASHINGTON – National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) CEO Sheila Katz issued the following statement today in response to the release of the Biden-Harris Administration’s first-ever national gender strategy.
“Today the White House released our nation’s first ever National Strategy on Gender Equity and Equality, a valuable roadmap to help the United States build a world in which all people, including women and girls, are treated with dignity and have equal opportunity.
“The Strategy lays out 10 intersectional priorities that center the needs of women and girls from all backgrounds, particularly Black, Indigenous, LGTBQ+, immigrants, and those with disabilities — groups that have historically been marginalized and excluded from decision making. This groundbreaking agenda recognizes that gender equity and racial justice touch every aspect of society, from climate change to health care, including access to abortion.
“NCJW helped inform the National Strategy and we look forward to our continued partnership with the White House Gender Policy Council to make this bold roadmap a reality for women and girls across the country.”
National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) is a grassroots organization of 200,000 volunteers and advocates who turn progressive ideals into action. Inspired by Jewish values, NCJW strives for social justice by improving the quality of life for women, children, and families and by safeguarding individual rights and freedoms. Through a program of education, community service, and advocacy, our advocates across the country create lasting social change on our key issues of the federal courts; reproductive health, rights, and justice, and voter engagement. More information on Facebook and on Twitter at @NCJW.