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Laverne Cox in Orange is the New Black, Caitlyn Jenner in Vanity Fair magazine, British boxing legend Kellie Maloney on tabloid covers - the "T" word has certainly found its way into mainstream media. Big time. Read the entire article here.

Trans is the New Gay: Acknowledging the "T" in LGBT, October 15, 2015, eJP, by Surat-Shaan Knan 

September was a record-setting month for charitable donations in response to the Syrian refugee crisis, according to officials at several aid organizations, the result of heavy media coverage. Still, the scale of the Syrian conflict and others, which have created a record 60-million displaced persons worldwide, coupled with years of donor silence, means resources are insufficient. Learn more here.

September a Record-Setting Month for Donations for Refugee Crisis, October 8, 2015, Chronicle of Philanthropy, by Megan O'Neil

On Tuesday, October 27th, AJFCA brought together professional and lay leaders from across the country for the 2015 AJFCA Advocacy Day in Washington, DC. The day started with policy briefings from JFNA, MAZON, and HIAS, followed by a meeting with White House officials from the Offices of Public Engagement and Management and Budget, as well as the Domestic Policy Council and U.S. Department of Agriculture. Attendees enjoyed lunch in the U.S. Capitol,

where they met with Members of the Senate and House of Representatives. Visits to Members' offices were held throughout the afternoon so our agencies could discuss policies impacting their work. Attendees advocated for the reauthorization of the Older Americans Act, protecting social services from sequestration by passing a long-term budget deal, and protecting Social Security Disability Insurance. With news of the proposed budget deal on the table just the previous night, it was an exciting time to speak with Administration policy experts and Members of Congress about the policies that have impact on the AJFCA network. Read the AJFCA policy briefings here and view AJFCA's Facebook page to see pictures from Advocacy Day.