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Coronavirus

With millions of people across the world confronting the COVID-19 pandemic by significantly altering their daily lives through social...

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Dear Member of Parliament,

We are writing as members of the Reform Jewish community in Canada in gratitude for your committed public service at this time.

We are heartened by the focused, science-based, non-partisan and multi-jurisdictional Canadian response to the COVID-19 pandemic and by the significant measures that have been introduced thus far. This response must continue to remain above partisan politics – the stakes are too high. We applaud the commitment of all elected representatives and urge you to continue to collaborate with provinces and territories at this...

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On March 22, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order prohibiting “non-essential” medical procedures for 30 days. State Attorney General Ken Paxton clarified the next day that the order would include a ban on nearly all abortions.

Dozens of states have delayed non-urgent procedures since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak to conserve equipment and safeguard medical personnel during this crisis. While we support these difficult but necessary steps to...

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In the lead up to the 2020 Census, the RAC has shared how important an accurate count is to our democracy. Unfortunately, the spread of COVID-19 has stymied efforts to complete for the 2020 Census including door-to-door canvassing, Census-taking, and other in-person “Get Out the Count” (GOTC) activities. Thankfully, it has never been easier to respond to the Census without violating any social distancing guidelines or putting Census employees in danger.  

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As part of the Kraus Initiative for Immigrant and Refugee Justice, the Reform Jewish Movement is working to be in solidarity with asylum seekers and restore the asylum system. In partnership with Jewish and interfaith groups, we aim to advance legislation that will safeguard fundamental rights. During this season, we as a movement have the opportunity to educate ourselves, our congregations, and our communities in the importance of asylum and ways to support people seeking refuge.

Along with leaders from the Reform Jewish Movement, I have seen the need for this work up close in a...

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