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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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Keystone XL Decision Delayed…Again.

Fresh Updates from RAC » Economic Justice   |   Apr 24, 2014 12:00 AM
To approve the Keystone XL pipeline or not to approve the Keystone XL pipeline? That is the question. And yet, there remains no answer, because as announced last Friday, the Obama administration will be delaying its decision again. As you may recall, the Keystone XL pipeline is a proposed extension of the existing Keystone pipeline […]

Rep. Ryan’s Budget: Housing for People Living in Poverty Gets Worse

Fresh Updates from RAC » Economic Justice   |   Apr 22, 2014 12:00 AM
After years of neglect and cuts to the federal budget, a growing number of low-income people face unaffordable housing costs.  Federal housing programs have proven effective in enabling millions of low-income households to obtain stable, decent housing during recent years.  However, during the last several years, these programs have suffered major cuts.    In 2011, […]

A Tomato on the Seder Plate?

Fresh Updates from RAC » Economic Justice   |   Apr 13, 2014 12:00 AM
Passover is holiday full of symbolism. We eat the bitter herbs to remind us of the bitterness of slavery. We dip parsley in saltwater to recall the tears of our ancestors in Egypt. The charoset is meant to resemble the mortar the Israelites were forced to use while building structures for Pharaoh and their Egyptian […]

How the Ryan Budget Harms Our Children

Fresh Updates from RAC » Economic Justice   |   Apr 11, 2014 12:00 AM
By Ryan Murphy Last week, the House Budget Committee officially released its 2015 budget resolution, entitled: The Path to Prosperity.  Although the document is merely symbolic due to the bipartisan budget agreement reached last month between House and Senate, it is an important indication of what could emerge from Congress in the near future.  According […]
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."
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