November 27, 2014 · 5 Kislev

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Recording - Briefing on Ferguson

On November 25, 2014, the RAC hosted a conference call with Rabbi David Saperstein, Rabbi Susan Talve of St. Louis's Central Reform Congregation, and Hilary O. Shelton of the NAACP Washington Bureau to discuss the situation unfolding in Ferguson, MO and its implications for civil rights, criminal justice reform, race relations, and interfaith cooperation.

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After the Ferguson Grand Jury Decision: What’s Next?

Fresh Updates from RAC » Civil Rights   |   Nov 26, 2014 12:00 AM
Monday night, St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch announced that a grand jury had decided there was not enough probable cause to indict police Officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old who was fatally shot on August 9, 2014. In response to the decision, Rabbi Rick Jacobs, President of […]

Reform Movement Clergy Join Interfaith Letter Asking for Voter Protection

Fresh Updates from RAC » Civil Rights   |   Nov 24, 2014 12:00 AM
This midterm election, only 36.4 percent of the voting eligible population cast ballots. The disappointing turnout is not surprising- midterm election turnout has been declining and is always lower than presidential elections. But, this year is particularly troubling because of the disenfranchisement that occurred across the country. Fourteen states faced new voting restrictions this election […]

In Advance of the Ferguson Grand Jury, What Have We Learned?

Fresh Updates from RAC » Civil Rights   |   Nov 21, 2014 12:00 AM
The grand jury in the Ferguson case is expected to meet today in what could be its final session. If a decision is made, it will likely not be made public until at least Sunday because the prosecutors are expected to provide law enforcement 48 hours notice.  The FBI has warned that the decision will […]
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.
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