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The Urgency of Now

The need for tikkun olamworld repair, at this moment in history is palpable and enormous. We have put together this Resource Center to help you quickly seek out and act on the Reform Movement's most urgent legislative action alerts and resources.

Urgency of Now Resource Center

Act now on important immigration issues

Use our action alerts to contact President Trump and Congress about these important immigration issues.

Protect DREAMers from deportation
Support comprehensive immigration reform
Oppose unjust immigration ban

Learn more at rac.org/refugees

The RAC is mobilizing Reform Jews to protect trans students. Click below to sign our pledge and we will contact you with resources to help you engage with your local school board and ensure the full protection of all students. 

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.

Send a letter to your Member of Congress
Call your Senators and Representatives
 

Take Action on Criminal Justice Reform
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Urge members of the 115th Congress to support criminal justice reform and learn about how to take action in your own community.

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As the Reform Jewish Movement, we are committed to meeting the urgency of now with moral leadership through congregational and community-based action.

In keeping with eternal Jewish tradition, will you commit to lead your congregation in advancing Jewish values in the public sphere?
    Read and download the Brit Olam
    Submit a signed Brit Olam

Legislative Advocacy Tools
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These tools will help you get the most out of your legislative advocacy work. More to be added soon!

Signing of the ADA

Urge Congress to oppose the ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017, which would would undermine some of the most important measures that protect equal accessibility for individuals with disabilities.

A Congregation can take a stand on public policy issues without compromising its tax-exempt status, as long as it does not endorse any particular candidate for office. Learn more about this distinction and other important ways your synagogue can speak truth to power.  

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Women’s health care providers, including Planned Parenthood, are essential to providing critical services to women.

Learn more about GreenFaith's Energy Shield program to help combat climate change. Learn what your congregation can do right now to offset its carbon footprint. 

Opportunities for Teens and Young Adults

For teens and young adults that want to get involved in social justice work, take a look at the following opportunities.

High school students
L'Taken Social Justice Seminars
Mitzvah Corps Summer Programs
Kutz Camp Social Action Summer Track

College students/recent grads
Machon Kaplan Summer Internship Program
Eisendrath Legislative Assistant Fellowship

Read the latest updates and learn more about how the Reform Jewish Movement is working to combat the rise of Hate Crimes.

Signing up to receive RAC email is a terrific way to stay informed about the work of Jewish social justice and of the Religious Action Center.  We have a few lists that may suit your specific interests and needs, but remember to sign up for the 'Now' list for in-the-moment updates and calls to action. 

Get in-the-moment updates

Follow the RAC on social media to stay up-to-date with the best ways to help the Reform Movement advocate for social justice in North America. We frequently post about Action Alerts, public statements, and relevant initiatives from around the United States and Canada.