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Commission on Social Action Letter to Secretary DeVos on Title IX

"Our Jewish tradition’s moral obligation to prevent individuals from experiencing violence is clear and inspires our support for Title IX and other efforts to prevent and respond to sexual violence in educational institutions."

The Honorable Betsy DeVos
Secretary of Education
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202

Commission on Social Action Letter to Secretary DeVos on Title IX

RAC to Host "Nosh, Pray, March: The Reform Movement Gathers for Women's Rights"

Media Advisory
January 19, 2017

The Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism and DC-area Reform congregations are supporting congregations and congregants marching in solidarity for women’s rights and equality in Washington, DC on January 21, 2017

Contact: Graham Roth
202.387.2800 | news@rac.org

RAC to Host "Nosh, Pray, March: The Reform Movement Gathers for Women's Rights"

Published: 01/18/2017

Zubik v. Burwell Ruling Leaves Key Issues Unresolved

Washington, D.C., May 16, 2016– In response to today’s Supreme Court ruling in Zubik v. Burwell, Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner, Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, issued the following statement:

Zubik v. Burwell Ruling Leaves Key Issues Unresolved

Positive Developments in Budget Deal, But More Must Be Done to Protect Vulnerable Americans

WASHINGTON, D.C., December 16, 2015 — In response to the announcement of a congressional budget agreement, Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner, the Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, released the following statement:

Positive Developments in Budget Deal, But More Must Be Done to Protect Vulnerable Americans

Reform Movement Condemns Shooting at Planned Parenthood Clinic in Colorado Springs

Contact: Max Rosenblum or Tracy Wolf
202.387.2800 | news@rac.org

Washington, D.C., November 30, 2015 – In response to the tragic shooting at the Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, Colorado last Friday, Rabbi Marla J. Feldman, Executive Director of Women of Reform Judaism, issued the following statement:

Reform Movement Condemns Shooting at Planned Parenthood Clinic in Colorado Springs

Supreme Court Rules Against Female Wal-Mart Employees

Pelavin: "We are also deeply concerned about the potential impact of the Wal-Mart Stores v. Dukes ruling on the future of class action lawsuits, which are essential to addressing the many forms of discrimination that still exist in the United States -- and that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act was designed to eliminate."

Contact: Eric Harris or Deborah Swerdlow
202.387.2800 | news@rac.org

Supreme Court Rules Against Female Wal-Mart Employees

Published: 06/20/2011

Paycheck Fairness Vote a Positive Step Toward Full Equality

Contact: Max Rosenblum or Rachel Chung
202.387.2800 | news@rac.org

Washington D.C., September 10, 2014 — In response to today's Senate vote advancing the Paycheck Fairness Act, Rachel Laser, Deputy Director of the Religious Action Center, and Rabbi Marla J. Feldman, Executive Director of Women of Reform Judaism, issued the following statement:

Paycheck Fairness Vote a Positive Step Toward Full Equality

Published: 09/10/2014

Reform Jewish Movement Urges Senate Opposition to Honaker Nomination

Saperstein and Gutmann: Mr. Honaker’s record leaves us with serious doubts as to his ability to safeguard religious liberty and reproductive rights… With the stakes so high – a lifetime appointment to the federal bench – we feel compelled to oppose a judge who would endanger our core freedoms.

Contact: Sean Thibault or Rebecca Blake Chaikin
202.387.2800 | news@rac.org

Reform Jewish Movement Urges Senate Opposition to Honaker Nomination

Outcomes of State Ballot Initiatives Prove Both Troubling, Celebratory to Reform Jews

Saperstein: “Despite numerous triumphs, we cannot overstate our disappointment in the passage of several ballot measures that will restrict civil rights.”

 

Contact: Kate Bigam 202.387.2800 | news@rac.org
 

Outcomes of State Ballot Initiatives Prove Both Troubling, Celebratory to Reform Jews

Reform Movement Decries Supreme Court Ruling in Hobby Lobby, Conestoga Wood

Rabbis Jacobs, Fox, Feldman and Saperstein: "We urgently call now on the Administration to ensure that all women without contraceptive coverage because of religious objections of their employers - including groups totally exempt under the ACA such as houses of worship - be covered by whatever means necessary."

Contact: Max Rosenblum or Sarah Greenberg
202.387.2800 | news@rac.org

Reform Movement Decries Supreme Court Ruling in Hobby Lobby, Conestoga Wood