Government Affairs & Policy
What We Do
The JCRC’s Government & Domestic Affairs Committee serves as the bridge between the Jewish community and public policy leaders, particularly elected officials at the local, state and federal levels. For over 30 years, the JCRC has been the consistent and respected voice in the halls of government that communicates the concerns of the Jewish community with integrity.
Through our deliberative process, we build consensus on public policy issues and then develop an advocacy strategy on legislation before the Indiana General Assembly. JCRC is proud to serve as the liaison between our public policy leaders and members of Jewish communities throughout the State of Indiana, as we create relationships with elected officials on both sides of the aisle.
Our Policy Work
Guiding Principles for Advocacy
Our Guiding Principles for Advocacy guide our advocacy efforts. These positions are the result of extensive deliberation among divergent views in our community, as we seek to represent the consensus of the organized Jewish community.
JCRC’s “Take Action” page provides easy-to-use tools to help members of the community advocate on a range of pressing public policy issues.
Join the Government Affairs Committee
Want to be a part of the decision-making process of JCRC’s policy work? Then sign up for our government affairs committee!
Our Guiding Principles for Advocacy guide our advocacy efforts. These positions are the result of extensive deliberation among divergent views in our community, as we seek to represent the consensus of the organized Jewish community. JCRC embraces the diversity of thought, encourages the expression of differing opinions, and engages the general and Jewish communities in a manner that reflects our values, and advances our purposes. Specific positions on state and federal legislation will be determined after bills are filed and reviewed by the JCRC Government & Domestic Affairs Committee.
We work tirelessly behind the scenes and on the frontlines to ensure that the organized Jewish community’s interests are addressed. Our positions are formed based on consensus and civility, creating a broad tent for our community’s diversity.
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Learn about proposed legislation that JCRC is tracking in the U.S. Congress.
Learn about proposed legislation that JCRC is tracking in the Indiana General Assembly. COMING SOON!
Government Affairs Updates
Aaron Welcher testified on redistricting at Indiana Statehouse for the Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council. He has represented the Jewish community in the redistricting coalition, All IN for Democracy.