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Webinar on the Debt Ceiling Debates

Missed our web learning session on the budget debates? Concerned about how the debt ceiling debate means for the most vulnerable Americans? Wondering what ever happened to the Farm Bill? Watch a recording of our web session below:

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White House Promise Zones Initiative Conference Call

Fresh Updates from RAC » Economic Justice   |   Sep 22, 2014 12:00 AM
In his 2013 State of the Union Address, President Obama announced the Promise Zones Initiative: the federal government partnering with and investing in a number of high-poverty urban, rural, and tribal communities to create jobs, expand educational opportunities, improve public safety, increase economic activity, and leverage private investment. These partnerships serve as future pathways to […]

A Healthy, Nutritious, and Sweet New Year For All Children

Fresh Updates from RAC » Economic Justice   |   Sep 19, 2014 12:00 AM
Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, is an opportunity for us to express our support for important government programs as we look towards the year ahead. In the next year, Congress will need to address issues regarding reauthorization for child nutrition programs. While the programs are permanently authorized, Congress uses the reauthorization process to review […]

Who Counts? A Census Report That Calls for Economic Justice In The Year To Come

Fresh Updates from RAC » Economic Justice   |   Sep 17, 2014 12:00 AM
As we approach Rosh Hashanah, the start of the Jewish New Year, we will think about how we have changed from one year to the next: how we have grown, and we can do differently in the year to come. This evaluative work is also done by the federal government through the United States Census […]

Helping the Poor One Relationship at a Time

Fresh Updates from RAC » Economic Justice   |   Aug 26, 2014 12:00 AM
We recently became a host congregation for our local Family Promise affiliate, Greenville Area Interfaith Hospitality Network.  Our involvement with an interfaith hospitality network has afforded our congregation the meaningful opportunity to fulfill our mission to bring justice to the world by providing food and shelter to the homeless.  Almost as important as providing these […]
Judaism teaches that helping fellow human beings in need, tzedakah, is not simply a matter of charity, but of responsibility, righteousness, and justice.
The Reform Movement has always acted upon fundamental Jewish ideals by advocating for children, the poor, disenfranchised, the elderly, the sick, the disabled and the "stranger among us."
Legislation affecting economic justice issues in the 113th Congress
The current recession that began in late 2007 is the worst economic downturn in the post-war era.

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