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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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Double Booked: Low Wages Just Aren’t Ok

Fresh Updates from RAC » Economic Justice   |   Jul 15, 2014 12:00 AM
By Linda Williams Last week, I went car shopping. Just like most people I need a car to get around, but I also need a car to do my job. As a home care worker, I’m required to run errands for my clients. Sometimes I need to take them to appointments of do their shopping. […]

Champions of Change: Re-Entry and Employment

Fresh Updates from RAC » Economic Justice   |   Jul 10, 2014 12:00 AM
Last week, I had the opportunity to attend the White House event, Champions of Change: Re-Entry and Employment. The event honored 16 Americans doing extraordinary work in their local communities to facilitate employment opportunities for individuals formerly involved in the criminal justice system. Attendees heard from inspiring speakers and two panels featuring the “champions.” For […]

Equal Pay Is Essential for Everyone

Fresh Updates from RAC » Economic Justice   |   Jul 10, 2014 12:00 AM
There is no shortage of rhetoric from American politicians about the value of work. The problem is that far too many people are working as hard as ever, only to find that they do not make as much as their colleagues for doing the same work. The wage gap is an unfortunate reality for a […]

When Money Equals Influence, Influence Equals Power

Fresh Updates from RAC » Economic Justice   |   Jul 3, 2014 12:00 AM
In 2010, the United States Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision, ruled in favor of Citizens United in the landmark case Citizens United vs. Federal Election Committee. This decision meant that there would be no limit on independent spending by private corporations to organizations that clearly support but do not coordinate with specific candidates. 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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