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The passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 teaches us that if we want Congress to enact legislation to protect the freedom to vote, we must organize our communities to be part of a sustained movement for justice.
In April, when the Reform movement launched its Racial Justice Campaign, Reform leaders were already advocating for racially just policies across several states. Each of the eight RAC state projects from California to New Jersey has launched its own legislative campaign focused on racial justice. Reform leaders in four of these states have succeeded in securing crucial legislation that will advance racial justice or defeating harmful legislation alongside diverse coalition partners.
It is well understood that there is no amount of money that can be paid to right the wrongs of the many atrocities and genocides that have warranted the payment of reparations. But to truly begin to heal the wounds caused by over 400 years of inequities and dehumanization, acknowledgment, a truth and reconciliation process, apology, and reparations would be places to start. Watch the recent webinar series "Understanding Reparations" to learn more.
This campaign aims to help dismantle systemic racism by educating, inspiring, and empowering individuals and communities to look inwardly to make communal change and outwardly to win legislative change.
Deep-rooted systemic racism is deeply impacting People of Color across the U.S., including Jews of Color. Last fall, TV host and podcaster Nick Cannon visited the RAC to speak with Reform Jewish leaders about this crucial topic.
This year, as I write about Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance, and Inclusion Month (JDAIM), I do so with a heightened sensitivity to issues that I had not previously contemplated.
This is not yet the America most of us dream of, but it is an unavoidable part of our DNA. American equality and exceptionalism are checks that are still in the mail. If we truly love what this country is capable of, we must continue to speak the hard truth to power.
Jewish Disability Advocacy Month is an opportunity to participate in the work to achieve a more just world. On February 22, nonprofit and congressional leaders in the field of disability policy will discuss the state of disability rights policy.
The LAs are at the heart of every aspect of our social justice work, but to date, the fellowship has not fully reflected the diversity of the Movement it represents – and we’re committed to changing that.