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Climate change has finally had some time in the spotlight. In the first six months of the 116th Congress, the House of Representatives has held dozens of hearings on climate-related issues. Legislation has been introduced from both sides of the aisle that seeks to address all aspects of climate change, including promoting renewable energy, research and development of new technology, and carbon pricing, which has been getting increased attention recently.

Currently, when purchasing, selling, or using coal, oil, natural gas, or other pollutants, there is no way to factor in the cost...

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Uyghur Muslims in China

In the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in Northwest China, the religious life of the Uyghur Muslim community has been almost completely destroyed.  Between one and three million Uyghur Muslims have been arrested or detained because of their religion, and government minders and mass...

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This week, we lament the sixth anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Shelby County v. Holder decision, which gutted the 1965 Voting Rights Act. Partly drafted in the Religious Action Center’s library, the VRA was conceived of to ensure state and local governments could not pass laws that would deny American citizens the equal right to vote based on race. It is one of the most consequential pieces of federal legislation in American history. However, since the Court came down with their split 5-4 ruling in 2013, millions...

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UPDATE (06/22/2019): According to reports Saturday, the planned raids described below have been postponed. However, other deportation arrests are ongoing and the "family op" may be reinstated at any time. The RAC remains vigilant and ready to oppose these deportations if and when they begin. We continue to encourage everyone to connect with local immigrant justice organizations.

The federal government...

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Four individuals holding a sign that says PROTECT SAFE LEGAL ABORTION

Yesterday, Sebastian Gorka, a notorious far-right pundit, attacked me on Twitter for my unequivocal support for reproductive rights. In fact, he implied that supporting an individual’s right to make moral decisions about their own health care is antithetical to Jewish values.

How did this happen?

On Tuesday, the RAC held an event as part of our Machon Kaplan Summer Event Series for college students where we discussed Judaism, abortion, and the future of Roe v. Wade....

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