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RAC-IL Helps Secure Landmark Immigrant Justice Victory
In late May, RAC-IL helped secure a landmark immigrant justice victory in Illinois as the state legislature passed the Illinois Way Forward Act (SB 667) on the final day of the 2021 legislative session. This bill, which Governor J.B. Pritzker is expected to...
RAC-NJ Victory: The Fair Chance in Housing Act Passed!
RAC-NJ’s first issue campaign to “Ban the Box in Housing” by supporting the Fair Chance in Housing Act (A1919/S250) scored a major victory when the bill passed both houses of the New Jersey Legislature on June 3. The bill, which The New York Times called “a...
RAC-TX Protects the Freedom to Vote in Texas
To misquote the Grateful Dead, what a short, strange trip it’s been! None of us would have predicted that before the 2021 Texas legislative session began, the signature omnibus voting restriction bill would go down in flames in the 11th hour, just before...
A Mi Shebeirach for Us and the Earth
RAC-IL Helps Pass Historic Criminal Justice Bill in Illinois
On February 22, 2021, RAC-IL helped secure a historic victory in Illinois, as Governor J.B. Pritzker signed the Pretrial Fairness Act, contained in a larger criminal justice bill, to end the use of cash bail and reform the state’s pretrial justice system...
New Jersey Reform Jews Know How to Show Up
“I need you to show up in Trenton.” Those eight simple words are how it all started. In 2006, State Senator Loretta Weinberg shared these words with a group of New Jersey Reform Jews at the URJ Biennial.
Tribute to Debbie Coutant
Debbie Coutant, a leader at Congregation Shir Hadash in Los Gatos and a member of the RAC-CA Leadership Team, died this summer. With thanks to Rabbi Melanie Aron, we share this tribute to Debbie and honor her leadership and dedication to justice.
RAC-CA won big this year on GVP and housing in the Golden State
In 2019, RAC-CA set gun violence prevention and housing as our two top issues. This agenda was created by our lay-led issue research teams and input from 179 social justice leaders from 45 Reform congregations and communities.
Now that the Legislature has..
Record number of Ohio Reform Jews turnout to advocate for GVP and criminal justice reform
On Wednesday, nearly 200 Reform Jews from across Ohio gathered at the Statehouse in Columbus to advocate for just policies in the Buckeye State.
Participants learned about RAC-OH’s legislative priorities: gun violence prevention and criminal justice reform.