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Ferguson is a Jewish Issue

Fresh Updates from RAC » Civil Rights   |   Aug 28, 2014 12:00 AM
Just about everyone who’s sat through even a basic lesson on the Holocaust has heard the powerful and famous Martin Niemoller poem. But just as a quick refresher, it starts: First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Socialist. And ends: Then they came for me—and […]

This Week at the RAC: New LA Class, ROR Victory, Statement on Events in Ferguson

Fresh Updates from RAC » Civil Rights   |   Aug 22, 2014 12:00 AM
The Eisendrath Legislative Assistant Class of 2014-2015 began work on Tuesday and is deep into the orientation program. This is my favorite time of year, when the new LAs infuse the office with their energy and enthusiasm, but also because it’s an excuse for me to invite former LAs back to the RAC to teach […]

Take Action to Support Transparency in the Criminal Justice System!

Fresh Updates from RAC » Civil Rights   |   Aug 22, 2014 12:00 AM
The Death in Custody Reporting Act of 2013 (H.R. 1447) is crucial legislation that will provide much-needed transparency in the criminal justice system. The law would require and facilitate the collection of information regarding the deaths of prisoners in custody, alleviating the environment of suspicion, concern and mistrust that exists today in many racial and ethnic minority […]
The Reform Movement works on a variety of civil rights issues including LGBT rights, hate crimes legislation, the death penalty and other criminal justice reforms, and Native American rights.
From the right to vote to the racial profiling, the Reform Movement fights for equality for all individuals and communities.
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