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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 […]

Honoring our Legacy by Continuing the Work

Fresh Updates from RAC » Civil Rights   |   Jul 3, 2014 12:00 AM
As I think back on my years of service and involvement in Jewish communal life, I marvel at the key role the Reform Movement played in advancing and achieving civil rights, both in the lead-up to the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and in the years since. When I look back at […]

50 Years of Progress Still Measured by Daily Events

Fresh Updates from RAC » Civil Rights   |   Jul 3, 2014 12:00 AM
As a mother of two young girls, I most look forward to Sundays in the spring and summer time. Each week, I plan different activities – biking, swimming, hiking, and the like – and this past Sunday was no different. My husband and I took our daughters and a bunch of their friends boating. We […]
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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