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Reform Movement Letter to Attorney General on Affirmative Action

"As a multiracial community, we are also compelled to advance racial equity in all aspects of American life. Affirmative action policies are a critical step towards achieving that vision."

August 8, 2017

Attorney General Jeff Sessions
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530-0001

Press Release from the Religious Action Center

Reform Movement Letter to Attorney General on Affirmative Action

Published: 08/08/2017

Reform Movement Letter on Transgender Members of the Armed Forces

Dear President Trump,

Press Release from the Religious Action Center

On behalf of the Union for Reform Judaism, whose 900 congregations across North America encompass 1.5 million Reform Jews, and the Central Conference of American Rabbis, which represents over 2,000 Reform rabbis, I call on you to maintain the current Department of Defense guidelines welcoming transgender people to serve openly in the United States military. 

Reform Movement Letter on Transgender Members of the Armed Forces

Published: 08/08/2017

Letter to Rev. Cornell William Brooks

June 12, 2017

Rev. Cornell William Brooks
President, NAACP
4805 Mt. Hope Drive
Baltimore, MD 21215

Dear President Brooks:

As the NAACP enters a moment of transition in its storied history, we write to thank you for your steadfast friendship and prophetic leadership during your tenure as the President of the NAACP. For generations, the Reform Jewish Movement in North America has worked closely with the NAACP. During your Presidency, that work was typified by meaningful action and deep partnership.

Letter to Rev. Cornell William Brooks

Published: 06/12/2017

Executive Order on Election Integrity Perpetuates Harmful False Myth of Widespread Voter Fraud

For Immediate Release
May 11, 2017

Contact: Max Rosenblum 202.387.2800
news@rac.org

Press Release from the Religious Action Center

Executive Order on Election Integrity Perpetuates Harmful False Myth of Widespread Voter Fraud

Reform Jewish Movement to Convene 2017 Consultation on Conscience: Building the World We Want

Media Advisory
April 28, 2017

Contact: Max Rosenblum or Graham Roth
202.387.2800 | news@rac.org

Press Release from the Religious Action Center

The Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism will host its largest ever leadership conference in Washington, DC, bringing together rabbis and activists from across North America

Reform Jewish Movement to Convene 2017 Consultation on Conscience: Building the World We Want

Prominent Reform Movement Rabbi Named to NAACP Board

For Immediate Release
February 28, 2017

Contact: Max Rosenblum
202.387.2800 | news@rac.org

Press Release from the Religious Action Center

Prominent Reform Movement Rabbi Named to NAACP Board

Published: 02/28/2017

Reform Movement Deplores Rollback of Transgender Rights

For Immediate Release
February 23, 2017

Contact: Max Rosenblum
202.387.2800 | news@rac.org

Press Release from the Religious Action Center

Reform Movement Deplores Rollback of Transgender Rights

Reform Jewish Leader Deeply Disappointed by Vote to Confirm Senator Sessions as Attorney General

For Immediate Release
February 8, 2017

Contact: Max Rosenblum
202.387.2800 | news@rac.org

Press Release from the Religious Action Center

Reform Jewish Leader Deeply Disappointed by Vote to Confirm Senator Sessions as Attorney General

Reform Jewish Movement Opposes Senator Sessions' Nomination for Attorney General

For Immediate Release
Thursday, January 12, 2017

Contact: Max Rosenblum or Graham Roth
202.387.2800 | news@rac.org

Press Release from the Religious Action Center

Reform Jewish Movement Opposes Senator Sessions' Nomination for Attorney General

Remarks by Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner at the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights Post-Election Press Conference

National Press Club, November 10, 2016

Press Release from the Religious Action Center

Throughout the history of the Reform Jewish Movement, we have joined across lines of difference, building coalitions across race, class and faith, in the pursuit of justice for everyone. We lift up all people: Jews and non-Jews, people of all races and religions, of all sexual orientations and the immigrants among us.

Remarks by Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner at the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights Post-Election Press Conference