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Equal pay

Equal Pay Day is not a holiday to celebrate, but rather a day we use to bring attention to the ongoing injustice of pay discrimination in the United States. March 31 marks how far into the new year women must work to receive in wages what their male counterparts earned in the previous calendar year. Women must work 15 months to earn the same amount a man earns in 12 months in the United States, because women are paid just 82 cents for every dollar paid to...

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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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People holding signs outside of the Supreme Court that say "Reform Jews Fight for Reproductive Rights"

Update: On March 30, federal judges in Alabama, Ohio, and Texas temporarily blocked each state's abortion bans. On March 31, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a stay on the ruling in Texas, allowing Texas' abortion ban to go back into effect. We urge each governor to rescind their state's abortion bans and ensure this form of health care remains accessible. 

On March 22, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order prohibiting “non-essential” medical procedures for 30 days. State Attorney General Ken Paxton...

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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 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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