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The world has changed significantly since the RAC concluded our 2019-2020 L’Taken Social Justice Seminar season in early March. After 2,000 high school students came to Washington D.C. and successfully lobbied their members of Congress, the RAC staff tallied up the results of the teens’ efforts. As a direct result of the L’Taken advocacy visits, we made an impact on critical issues including:

  • Climate change: 10 new senators and one...
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Just days after the end of Pesach, today raises the question, how is this Earth Day different from all others? Perhaps you have spent previous Earth Days participating in clean-up efforts, praying at an ecologically themed service, or gathering with friends at a national park. This year, maybe you are staying at home to preserve your health and the health of others. At a time when many of us are practicing physical distancing, it is important to strengthen our spiritual connections with...

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Immigration

People sitting side-by-side on international flights. Children sleeping near each other in bunkbeds. Employees coughing in their workplaces. Individuals not washing their hands. Groups of more than 50 congregating in an enclosed place.

All of these behaviors are precisely what not to do during a pandemic, when social distancing is vital to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

Yet not only are these things happening, they are being done by the federal government as part of its ongoing crackdown on immigrant communities in the United States. As the world goes into lockdown to...

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Register for our virtual town hall launch of Every Voice, Every Vote: The Reform Movement’s 2020 Civic Engagement Campaign on May 19 at 8 p.m. ET.

The COVID-19 disease has taken so much from humanity over the last few months. First and foremost, the virus has taken thousands of lives in North America and across the world. As we undertake prudent social distancing measures, it has also taken our ability to conspire for a more just and...

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High school students: Curious about how Congress works and how you can raise your Jewish moral voice to impact the legislative process? Join the RAC Legislative staff for a fun, interactive webinar to learn about the legislative process and how to take action, including lobbying your member of Congress from home! We know it’s a weird moment in time, as the U.S. grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic and many of us are home from school...

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