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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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Beyond Marriage Equality: the Challengers Facing the LGBT Elderly Community

Fresh Updates from RAC » Economic Justice   |   Oct 29, 2014 12:00 AM
Many workers look forward to the day they can retire and spend their days relaxing rather than working for the remainder of their lives. Unfortunately, many LGBT people do not have this luxury. Due to a lifetime of discrimination, older LGBT people face a variety of challenges at much higher rates than their straight peers. […]

Not Just the Federal Level: States Can Also Work To Raise The Wage

Fresh Updates from RAC » Economic Justice   |   Oct 28, 2014 12:00 AM
Earlier this month, we called on Congress to raise the minimum wage on 10/10 (October 10), by passing The Fair Minimum Wage Act (H.R 1010) and The Minimum Wage Fairness Act (S. 1737), two bills that would increase the minimum wage from $7.25/hour to $10.10/hour through a series of gradual increases. Yet even though Congress […]

Double Booked: In Massachusetts, Ballot Question 4 Brings Us Home

Fresh Updates from RAC » Economic Justice   |   Oct 27, 2014 12:00 AM
By Rabbi Matthew Soffer When I read the language Question 4 (a ballot question to ensure earned sick time in the Commonwealth), and I contemplate how Jewish values relate, I’m drawn particularly to that fundamental paradigm of home vs. exile, which is so central to Judaism. Obviously, the emergence of the State of Israel gave physical, […]

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 […]
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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