For 126 years, NCJW has been at the forefront of social change. Our collective voice has changed the world for the better, impacting the lives of women, children, and families in the U.S. and in Israel.

NCJW, Louisville Section’s State Policy Advocate is Beth Salamon. State Policy Advocacy chairs (SPAs) serve as liaisons between NCJW and sections on legislative issues and represent NCJW on state policy issues. SPAs monitor statewide legislation and public policy issues, coordinate statewide legislative initiatives and establish lines of communication with both state and national legislators on behalf of NCJW.

NCJW’s advocacy programs integrate education with social action. We champion issues important to us and our community: Well-being of women, children, and families (with a focus on Domestic Violence and Child Abuse & Neglect); Individual and civil rights and freedoms; Healthcare Reform; Programs in Israel; Reproductive Rights;  Social Justice; Services to Seniors; and, Welfare Reform.

NCJW, Louisville Section’s SPA-related efforts include co-sponsoring Judicial Candidate Forums to help our members and the community get to know the candidates and what they stand for before they are elected into office, participating in community discussions, signing onto legislative bills, holding public forums to educate the public of important issues, aligning with the advocacy work of NCJW, Inc. and many other projects.

Your Voice is Important

Speak out and make a difference with NCJW. The power of social action is in its numbers. Speak out to save fundamental rights and freedoms by signing up for NCJW’s Action Center at And be sure to check out the national website,, which has tools- such as sample letters- and resources to help you stand up, speak out, and make a difference. Congressional staffers read, log, and report on input they receive especially from constituents. Letters, faxes, and emails are all valuable ways of communicating with legislators — but emails are an effective way to weigh in when time is of the essence. You may also call your legislators via the Capitol switchboard at (202) 224-3121. As with letters be clear, concise, and be prepared to leave your contact information.