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The Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism is the Washington office of the Union for Reform Judaism, whose more than 900 congregations across North America encompass 1.5 million Reform Jews, and the Central Conference of American Rabbis whose membership includes more than 1800 Reform rabbis.

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Article Reform Movement Mourns Slain NYPD Officers and Prays for Healing 12/22/14
Article ABLE Act’s Senate Passage a Moral Victory for People with Disabilities 12/17/14
Article Release of Alan Gross Marks Turning Point in U.S.-Cuba Relations 12/17/14
Article Victory for Transparency in Criminal Justice as Senate Passes Death in Custody Reporting Act 12/11/14
Article Reform Movement Joins Coalition to End the Death Penalty 12/09/14
Article Reform Movement Applauds House Passage of United States-Israel Strategic Partnership Act 12/04/14
Article House Passes ABLE Act; Key Step Toward Economic Security for People with Disabilities 12/03/14
Article Reform Movement Responds to Ferguson Grand Jury Decision 11/24/14
Article Reform Jewish Movement Applauds New Protections for Undocumented Immigrants 11/21/14
Article Reform Movement Commends U.S. Pledge to Climate Fund 11/18/14
Article CSA Director Barbara Weinstein Comments in Support of EPA Waters of the U.S. Rule 11/13/14
Article U.S.-China Climate Agreement a Positive Step 11/12/14
Article Reform Movement Responds to Election Results 11/05/14
Article Reform Movement Horrified by Attacks in Ottawa 10/22/14
Article Reform Rabbis Make Moral Calls to ICE to Stay Deportations 10/08/14
Article Supreme Court Decision an Important Ruling for Marriage Equality; Stresses the Need for Workplace Non-Discrimination Laws 10/06/14
Article President Obama's New Refugee Program for Central American Children a Welcome Step, but Comprehensive Solution Still Needed 10/02/14
Article Leaders of Reform Jewish Voice of New York State Commend NYC Mayor's Executive Order Raising the Living Wage 10/01/14
Article Reform Movement Welcomes President Obama's Climate Justice Promise 09/23/14
Article UN Summit a Meaningful Opportunity to Impact Climate Change 09/22/14
Article Rabbi Saperstein Honored by Dutch Embassy with Inaugural Anne Frank Award 09/19/14
Article Lack of Disability Treaty Vote Undermines Inclusion Efforts 09/17/14
Article Dual Honors for Rabbi David Saperstein Salute His Public Service 09/16/14
Article Failure to Advance Campaign Finance Reform a Blow to Fair Elections 09/12/14
Article Paycheck Fairness Vote a Positive Step Toward Full Equality 09/10/14
Article Seventy-Five Reform Jewish Congregations Swab for Bone Marrow Donors this High Holiday Season with Gift of Life 09/10/14
Article Disappointment at President Obama's Delay of Executive Action 09/08/14
Article Reform Movement Condemns Murder of Journalist James Foley and Spreading Influence of ISIS 08/22/14
Article Urgent Need for Justice and Peaceful Resolution of Unrest in Ferguson 08/20/14
Article Reform Jewish Leader Urges Areas of Study on Keystone XL Pipeline 08/07/14
Article Mourning the Death of James Brady 08/04/14
Article Reform Jewish Leader Praises Administration's Plan to Bar LGBT Discrimination in Federal Contracts 07/18/14
Article Rabbi Saperstein's Remarks at Stand Strong with Israel Rally in Washington, D.C. 07/17/14
Article Senate Filibuster of Hobby Lobby Fix Bill Shows Continuing Disregard for Women's Health 07/17/14
Article Summer in Washington Kindles Flame of Justice in Jewish Teens 07/17/14
Article Recent Spate of Anti-Semitic Incidents Prompts Alarm 07/15/14
Article Reform Movement Praises Voices of Calm and Moderation in Israel 07/03/14
Article On the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act 07/01/14
Article Reform Movement Decries Supreme Court Ruling in Hobby Lobby, Conestoga Wood 06/30/14
Article Buffer Zones Ruling Tips Scales Against Rights of Women 06/26/14
Article Reform Movement Marches in Solidarity with San Francisco Pride Parade 06/25/14
Article Reform Jewish Movement Concerned by Renewed Detention of Sudan's Meriam Ibrahim 06/24/14
Article Reform Jewish Movement Urges Protection of Ballot Box Access 06/24/14
Article Reform Movement Brings Faith Voices to Working Families Summit 06/24/14
Article California Jewish Leaders Applaud State Legislature's Commitment to Affordable Homes and the Environment 06/16/14
Article Death Sentence in Religious Freedom Case Prompts Interfaith Delegation Meeting with Sudanese Ambassador 06/09/14
Article Reform Jewish Movement Applauds Proposed Carbon Pollution Standards 06/02/14
Article Hope after House Passage of Funding for Improved Background Checks 05/30/14
Article Reform Movement Joins Faith Letter in Support of Voting Rights Amendment Act 05/28/14
Article Reform Movement Urges Governor Cuomo to Intervene in East Ramapo Central School District 05/14/14
Article Reform Jewish Community Horrified by Kidnapping of Schoolgirls in Nigeria by Militant Group 05/08/14
Article Reform Movement Condemns Supreme Court Legislative Prayer Ruling 05/05/14
Article Failure to Advance Minimum Wage Increase in Senate Disappoints 04/30/14
Article Reform Movement Responds to Key Affirmative Action Case 04/23/14
Article On Earth Day, Reform Movement Calls for Immediate Climate Action 04/22/14
Article Reform Leader Responds to New Reports of Anti-Semitism in Ukraine 04/17/14
Article Responding to the Tragic Shooting at Jewish Community Sites in Kansas 04/13/14
Article Reform Movement Urges Co-Sponsorship of Safe Schools and Non-Discrimination Legislation 04/11/14
Article Reform Movement Commends Senate Passage of Unemployment Insurance Extension 04/07/14
Article Reform Leaders Call on Senate to End Gender-Based Wage Discrimination 04/06/14
Article Reform Movement Horrified by Fort Hood Shooting 04/03/14
Article Reform Leaders Weigh in on Hobby Lobby, Conestoga Cases at Supreme Court 03/25/14
Article Saperstein Condemns Anti-Semitism Against Ukrainian Jewry 03/04/14
Article Reform Jewish Movement Commends EPA on Clean Fuel and Vehicle Standards 03/03/14
Article Reform and Conservative/Masorti Jewish Leaders Express Concern Over Ir David Foundation Governance of Kotel 02/27/14
Article Reform Movement Condemns Alarming Number of State Anti-Gay Bills 02/21/14
Article Barbara Weinstein Testifies in Support of EPA's Carbon Standards for New Power Plants 02/07/14
Article Jewish Disability Awareness Month - Reform Movement Highlights Awareness and Initiatives 02/06/14
Article Reform Jewish Leader Responds to SNAP Cut in Farm Bill 02/05/14
Article Reform Jewish Movement Comments on State of the Union Speech 01/29/14
Article Extreme Anti-Choice Bill Violates Jewish Teachings 01/28/14
Article Reform Movement Applauds Introduction of Key Voting Rights Bill 01/17/14
Article Reform Movement Leaders Submit Statement Opposing House Anti-Choice Bill 01/17/14
Article Reform Jewish Movement Applauds Implementation of State-Paid Salaries for Reform Rabbis in Israel 01/02/14
Article Reform Movement Recognizes Historic Day for Healthcare Reform 01/02/14
Article Faiths Calling Campaign Asserts Reform Jewish Movement Commitment to Gun Violence Prevention 12/20/13
Article Reform Jewish Community Recommits to Passing Meaningful Legislation to Prevent Gun Violence Following Colorado Shooting 12/13/13
Article Faiths Calling for Gun Violence Prevention Honors Anniversary of Newtown Tragedy 12/12/13
Article Reform Movement Mourns the Loss of Nelson Mandela 12/05/13
Article Rabbi Saperstein Joins Fast4Families for Immigration Reform 12/04/13
Article Reform Movement Applauds Implementation of Mental Health Parity Laws 11/14/13
Article Broad Communal Collaboration to Foster Synagogues Inclusive of All Abilities 11/11/13
Article Reform Jewish Leader Speaks in Support of EPA's Carbon Standards 11/07/13
Article Reform Movement Applauds Senate on Passage of Employment Non-Discrimination Act 11/07/13
Article Reform Movement Commends Senate on Procedural Vote Moving Employment Non-Discrimination Bill Forward 11/05/13
Article Diverse Array of National Faith Organizations Call for Senate Passage of Employment Non-Discrimination Act 11/01/13
Article TRUST Act's Moral Backers: Rabbis and Jewish Advocates Mobilized for Change 10/08/13
Article Reform Jewish Leader Condemns Pakistan Church Bombing, Attacks on Minority Faiths 09/24/13
Article "Faiths Calling" to End Workplace Discrimination Against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Americans 09/17/13
Article Central Conference of American Rabbis Statement on Syria 09/13/13
Article Nation's Rabbis Call on Congress to Pass Immigration Reform Now 09/12/13
Article Reform California Clergy Urge Governor Brown to Sign a Fair TRUST Act 08/21/13
Article Reform Jewish Leader Comments on Senate Tax Reform 07/30/13
Article Reform and Conservative Jewish Leaders Visit Jonathan Pollard in Federal Prison 07/16/13
Article Reform Movement Submits Testimony Outlining Church-State Concerns in Energy Bill 07/11/13
Article Reform Movement Optimistic after Committee Vote on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act 07/10/13
Article Reform Movement Coordinates Letter of Support from Sixty Faith Groups on Behalf of Employment Non-Discrimination Act 07/09/13
Article Reform Movement Commends Final Rule on Contraception Access 07/01/13
Article Reform Movement Welcomes Senate Passage of Immigration Reform 06/27/13
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