Domestic & Jewish Affairs Commission

Vice President:  Martin Siegel

Energy Security:
AJC, through its many regions, urges the United States to set a comprehensive energy policy aimed not only at substantial reduction in U.S. dependence on imported oil as a primary national goal with the potential for energy flexibility, but also on environmental protection. Houston, geared to becoming the energy capital of the world, is hard at work on alternative energy sources and setting policies for energy conservation.

Immigration Reform:
AJC affirms that immigration reform is in the best interest of America’s economy, security and values. As its signature contribution to the immigration debate, the Bridging America Project engages leaders from mainstream sectors of society (including business, labor, education, healthcare, faith and law enforcement) to form coalitions of “unlikely allies” in support of fair and pragmatic immigration reform. Houston has a Bridging America Task Force, made up of leaders from all sectors of Houston, in order to tackle immigration reform. AJC, along with a coalition throughout the State, including law enforcement, faith, ethnic, business and public officials will be formally launching the Texas Compact, (see below) in January.  Before the official launch, we are trying to secure as many signatories as possible.  We hope you will distribute to your colleagues throughout the State and ask them to participate.

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