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Lobbying for DC Voting Rights

Fresh Updates from RAC » Civil Rights   |   Apr 11, 2014 12:00 AM
Last Friday, as the URJ’s representative in the DC Voting Rights Coalition, I participated in the DC Vote Annual Lobby Day. Joining with other organizations in the coalition, we took the Hill by storm—in total, representatives from the coalition conducted dozens of meetings with House and Senate staffers on this issue. DC Vote is a […]

At Passover, Reflecting on the Relationship Between Blacks and Jews

Fresh Updates from RAC » Civil Rights   |   Apr 8, 2014 12:00 AM
As two communities that have historically struggled for freedom side by side and share a common history of slavery and oppression, it is appropriate that we reflect upon the relationship between American Jews and African Americans during this Passover season. Passover commemorates our Exodus from slavery in Ancient Egypt, and we are taught that, “in […]

Responding to the Court: Upholding Voting Rights

Fresh Updates from RAC » Civil Rights   |   Apr 4, 2014 12:00 AM
During a week of important election reform developments coming from the Supreme Court, it is worth highlighting the work of civil rights advocates responding to a similar Court decision, Shelby v. Holder, which struck down a key provision of the Voting Rights Act (VRA). Since that decision was handed down last June, members of 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.
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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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