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Content Warning: This blog discusses a variety of mental health topics, including anxiety, depression, and suicide. If you are struggling with mental illness, please know that you are not alone. Visit the RAC’s website for a list of hotlines, crisis resources, and Jewish community resources or view the National Alliance of Mental Illness COVID-19 Information and Resource Guide.

May is Mental Health...

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It’s no secret that teens are leading us into the future. As the Reform Movement prepares to launch Every Voice, Every Vote, our 2020 civic engagement campaign, it’s critical that our movement’s teens not only have a voice, but have the tools to mobilize their congregations and communities in this new virtual world. This pandemic highlights the important role our elected officials play at every level of government and now is the time for us to fight voter suppression, and to ensure all U.S. citizens exercise their right to vote. We can do this from home -- check out these five ways to get...

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Nearly every aspect of daily life has changed in the past few months. Like Passover and other recent holidays and events, Mother’s Day will be very different this year as much of North America remains under stay-in-place orders. Many families are sheltering together in their home, but some people are unable to be with their mothers because of physical distance or concerns of jeopardizing their mother’s health.

Whether you are able to celebrate with your mom in person or virtually, this...

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Tomorrow, May 6, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in Trump v. Pennsylvania/Little Sisters of the Poor Saints Peter and Paul Home v. Pennsylvania, two consolidated cases challenging the Department of Health and Human Services October 2017 rules that drastically expanded employers and universities’ ability to claim a religious or moral exemption from the contraceptive coverage requirements of the Affordable Care Act. This is the third time that challenges to the birth control benefit have...

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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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