WASHINGTON (JTA) — The Washington director of the National Council of Jewish Women was among those arrested during an immigration reform sit-in at the U.S. Capitol.
Sammie Moshenberg represented NCJW and the Jewish Social Justice Roundtable, an alliance of 26 domestic policy groups, at the sit-in Thursday by more than 100 women.
We Belong Together, a coalition of women’s groups who favor immigration reform, organized the demonstration.
Sammie Moshenberg, director of Washington operations for the National Council of Jewish Women, was among more than 100 activists arrested Thursday at an immigration reform demonstration at the U.S. Capitol building in Washington.
Spokeswoman Brianne Nadeau said she didn’t know the charge against Moshenberg, and that she expected Moshenberg would be able to post bail later in the day.
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