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

Fresh Updates from RAC » Economic Justice   |   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 […]

As We Celebrate Thanksgiving, Let’s Not Forget the Least Among Us

Fresh Updates from RAC » Economic Justice   |   Nov 20, 2014 12:00 AM
Next Wednesday, I am flying home from Washington DC to Boston to celebrate Thanksgiving. One of my family’s Thanksgiving traditions is to wake up a little earlier than my younger brother and sister would like and volunteer for Little Brothers of the Elderly, a non-profit that sends volunteers to the homes of elderly men and […]

New Report is a Call to Action to End Child Homelessness

Fresh Updates from RAC » Economic Justice   |   Nov 17, 2014 12:00 AM
A recent comprehensive state-by-state report sponsored by the National Center on Family Homelessness at American Institutes for Research shows that the number of homeless children in the country has reached a record high, amounting to one in thirty children being homeless! This means that 2.5 million children in the United States go to sleep without […]

Securing a High Quality Public Education System for America’s Children

Fresh Updates from RAC » Economic Justice   |   Nov 14, 2014 12:00 AM
As the graduate from a public high school, I know what the impact of public schools can have on a person. At Newton South High School, I was fortunate enough to have many fantastic teachers, to participate in a number of extracurricular activities, to receive a high quality education that well prepared me for college […]
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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