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May 2019

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Dreamers holding sign that says DREAM ACT NOW

May 21, 2019,

Dear Speaker Pelosi, Leader McCarthy, Chairman Nadler, and Ranking Member Collins,

Three teens holding signs in support of criminal justice reform

Traveling to Washington D.C., and making your voice heard to the people elected to represent you is exciting, powerful, and impactful.

Allison Grossman
Three teens holding signs in support of criminal justice reform

With your advocacy, we can work to even the playing field in the job market for returning citizens.

Sammi Goldsmith
Handmade sign reading LOVE THY NEIGHBOR

Together, these pieces of legislation would offer a path to citizenship for approximately 2.5 million people.

Talia Kaplan
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These remarks are lightly adapted from those presented before the opening plenary of the 2019 Consultation on Conscience on Sunday, May 19, 2019.

Yolanda Savage-Narva and Heidi Segal

On May 15, Rabbi Rick Kellner, faith leader of Congregation Beth Tikvah in Worthington, OH and Core Team Member of the Ohio Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, had the opportunity to testify

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This year's event is the biggest in our history, but there are so many more would-be attendees who can't be with us in person. We've made it easier than ever for you to tune in from afar and to join us from home.

Kate Kaput

California Governor Gavin Newsom responded to RAC-CA and our allies’ calls by tripling funding for local gun violence prevention (GVP) programs.

Lee Winkelman