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Jan Schakowsky —
born on May 26, 1944,
Janice "Jan" Schakowsky is the U.S. Representative for Illinois's 9th congressional district, serving since 1999. She is a member of the Democratic Party... (wikipedia)
There is a lot that happens around the world we cannot control. We cannot stop earthquakes, we cannot prevent droughts, and we cannot prevent all conflict, but when we know where the hungry, the homeless and the sick exist, then we can help.
I was proud to witness American Jewish organizations found the Save Darfur Coalition in June 2004 to mobilize a coordinated interfaith response to the ongoing humanitarian disaster.
Community health centers do a great deal with limited resources. They provide critical medical care services to many who would otherwise have no other place to go or would end up in an emergency room.
Simply raising fuel economy standards for passenger cars and light trucks to 33 miles per gallon would eliminate our oil imports from the Persian Gulf.
As a Jew I cannot sit idle while genocidal atrocities continue to unfold in Darfur, Sudan.