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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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Urgent Need for Justice and Peaceful Resolution of Unrest in Ferguson

Fresh Updates from RAC » Economic Justice   |   Aug 20, 2014 12:00 AM
Washington, D.C., August 20, 2014 - In response to the unrest in Ferguson, MO, Barbara Weinstein, Director of the Commission on Social Action of Reform Judaism, issued the following statement: We, like so many across the U.S. and indeed the world, have watched the unrest in Ferguson, MO with heavy hearts and deep concern. Though the […]

The “Right” Action to Take in Aiding the Homeless

Fresh Updates from RAC » Economic Justice   |   Aug 19, 2014 12:00 AM
Years ago homelessness was only found on the streets of cities, a phenomenon hidden from rural and suburban towns. However with a population of over 3.5 million people per year, homelessness is an issue that has spread to all areas of the country. Homelessness affects people of all races, religions, ethnicities, genders, and other various backgrounds. […]

An Open Letter from the 2013-2014 Eisendrath Legislative Assistants

Fresh Updates from RAC » Economic Justice   |   Aug 8, 2014 12:00 AM
Today is our last day as legislative assistants at the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism. None of us imagined on August 20, 2013 – our very first day – that this year would have gone by so fast. It is has been an incredible honor to serve and represent our vibrant, passionate Movement in […]

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. […]
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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