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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
Urge your members of Congress to support legislation providing $3 billion to the Green Climate Fund, which will help the poorest global populations adapt to the negative consequences of climate change.