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Urgent Need for Justice and Peaceful Resolution of Unrest in Ferguson

Fresh Updates from RAC » Civil Rights   |   Aug 20, 2014 12:00 AM
Washington, D.C., August 20, 2014 - In response to the unrest in Ferguson, MO, Barbara Weinstein, Director of the Commission on Social Action of Reform Judaism, issued the following statement: We, like so many across the U.S. and indeed the world, have watched the unrest in Ferguson, MO with heavy hearts and deep concern. Though the […]

Protecting the Right To Vote

Fresh Updates from RAC » Civil Rights   |   Aug 1, 2014 12:00 AM
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”  -Martin Luther King Jr. In 1965, change was in the air.  At the height of the American civil rights movement, African-American leaders were working to eliminate the barriers that prevented minorities from exercising their 15th Amendment rights to vote.  The new amendment, known as the Voting Rights […]

40 Years of Fighting to End Workplace Discrimination

Fresh Updates from RAC » Civil Rights   |   Jul 31, 2014 12:00 AM
In 1974, two members of the House of Representatives, Reps. Bella Abzug (D-NY) and Ed Koch (D-NY), introduced a bill entitled the “Equality Act of 1974″.  This bill would ban discrimination against gays and lesbians in employment on a national level. This was the first of its kind. In 1994, this effort morphed into a bill known as […]
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.
American Jews played a significant role in the founding and funding of some of the most important civil rights organizations.
Both the CCAR and the Union have adopted several resolutions relating to the issue of civil rights.
Video, lesson plans, discussion guides and more. These resources will help you or your community celebrate the victories and honor the struggle of civil rights activists who always pursue justice and seek equality.
In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the RAC awards the Civil Rights Leadership Award to outstanding leaders in the black and Jewish communities.



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