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Legislative Action Center

Here you will find a variety of action opportunities on key legislative issues. Click on any action item for more information on the issue, then fill out the form to send a geo-targeted email (fully editable to your specific opinions) to your elected officials voicing your views. Just press send — it's that easy to tell Congress what's on your mind!

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Take Action: Urge Congress to Support Sentencing Reform
Prison Interior

Urge members of the 115th Congress to reintroduce legislation to reduce mandatory minimums for nonviolent offenses, offer judges more discretion in setting sentences and make meaningful reforms to the juvenile justice system.

Oppose Unjust Immigration Ban

President Trump has issued an executive order halting admission of all individuals, whether immigrants, refugees, or visitors, from certain "terror-prone countries" until the administration can implement a program for "extreme vetting."

Urge Congress to preserve the Affordable Care Act

Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), almost 23 million previously uninsured Americans gained health care coverage. Urge your Member of Congress to preserve the ACA and ensure millions of Americans maintain their access to healthcare.

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The EACH Woman Act would guarantee that every person who receives care or insurance through a federal plan or program will have coverage for abortion.

Support Comprehensive Immigration Reform

President Trump has announced plans to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, a deeply misguided means of addressing the very real challenges facing our immigration system. Urge your Members of Congress to support immigration reform that is truly comprehensive, and that reflects our values as Americans and as Reform Jews.

LGBT Equality Flags

Currently, federal law does not explicitly prohibit discrimination in employment, housing, public accommodations, federal funding, education, credit, and jury selection based on sexual orientation and gender identity. The Equality Act would amend existing civil rights laws to protect LGBTQ people from discrimination. 

Despite President Obama's 2012 executive order to protect DREAMers, participants in and applicants to DACA are once again vulnerable for deportation. Urge your Members of Congress to support the Bridge Act (S. 128/H.B. 496), a bipartisan piece of legislation that would allow DACA recipients and those eligible for DACA to apply for “provisional protected presence” and work authorization for a three-year period.

Supporting the Johnson Amendment
Group of interfaith leaders on Capitol Hill delivery letter

For more than 50 years, a crucial provision, known as the “Johnson Amendment,” has safeguarded the integrity of both religious institutions and the political process through protecting the separation of church and state. Any effort to weaken or repeal the prohibition on partisan politicking undermines synagogue’s independence and the First Amendment principle of religious freedom and must be opposed.

Take Action: Post-Paris Environmental Protections
Power plant pollution

We have an obligation to be responsible stewards of the earth. Urge your governor to support climate action to meet the goals set forth in the Paris Climate Agreement.