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The Fight for Free and Fair Elections

Fresh Updates from RAC » Civil Rights   |   Sep 23, 2014 12:00 AM
Today is National Voter Registration Day. Over the course of the day, volunteers, celebrities, and organizations across the country will hit the streets in a coordinated effort to educate and register eligible voters. The goal of the day is to reach tens of thousands of voters who might not otherwise get the information they need. […]

A Comparative View of Elder Abuse in the U.S. and Israel

Fresh Updates from RAC » Civil Rights   |   Sep 19, 2014 12:00 AM
I spend every Tuesday at a local nursing home visiting my dear friend, Fay, a Holocaust survivor. At ninety years old, her mind is as sharp as a nail and she easily recounts the story of her life: from the horrors of the camps, to the beauty of Israel, and finally to the hard work, […]

Throwing the Flag on Washington’s Team Nickname

Fresh Updates from RAC » Civil Rights   |   Sep 18, 2014 12:00 AM
I’m a proud native of Jacksonville, Florida, and probably the biggest fan of the Jacksonville Jaguars (Jacksonville’s NFL team) you’ll ever meet. As such, the start of fall always carries a special excitement for me because it means the start of football season, when I can see my beloved Jaguars take the field for the […]
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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