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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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On 10/10, Let’s Raise the Minimum Wage to $10.10/Hour

Fresh Updates from RAC » Economic Justice   |   Oct 8, 2014 12:00 AM
This Friday, it will be October 10th, or 10/10, a timely and unique opportunity for a major campaign to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10/hour, a $2.86/hour increase from its current rate of $7.25/hour. Over the last forty years, the real value of the minimum wage has fallen by close to 30%, demonstrating a […]

Not Everyone Has a Sukkah To Call Home

Fresh Updates from RAC » Economic Justice   |   Oct 7, 2014 12:00 AM
This week, Jews around the world will be building sukkot (the plural of sukkah, a temporary three-walled shelter commemorating the booths or huts the Israelites built in the desert) to celebrate the aptly-named festival of Sukkot, which also celebrates our thanks for the fall harvest. Households and communities each build a sukkah and Jews are commanded to stay in […]

Supreme Court Case Young v. UPS Highlights Unique Common Ground Between Advocacy Groups

Fresh Updates from RAC » Economic Justice   |   Oct 6, 2014 12:00 AM
With our mandate to work on more than 70 social justice issues, we know that our voice is stronger when joined with our partners to make the changes we wish to see. In our work on the upcoming Supreme Court case Young v. United Parcel Service, we’ve done exactly that, this time with an unusual […]

Back to the Bench: First Day of the Supreme Court Term

Fresh Updates from RAC » Economic Justice   |   Oct 6, 2014 12:00 AM
If you’re a Supreme Court fanatic like I am, you’ve been eagerly awaiting the start of this year’s term for months (well, since early July). It’s finally here. I’m excited to begin following the justices again, although I’m a bit nervous for possible case outcomes this year given the Court’s recent decisions. Even if you […]
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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