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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.
Joy Friedman made the following remarks at a rally to support bail reform in New York.
I am Joy Friedman, the Director of Organizing for the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism. I am a New Yorker and a Reform Jew myself.
Reform Jews across the
We are at a pivotal moment for the death penalty in the United States; the country is not moving forward, but backwards.
With your advocacy, we can work to even the playing field in the job market for returning citizens.
On May 15, Rabbi Rick Kellner, faith leader of Congregation Beth Tikvah in Worthington, OH and Core Team Member of the Ohio Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, had the opportunity to testify in front of the Ohio Senate Judiciary Committee in favor of a
This post is adapted from Rabbi Juliana Karol's sermon at Congregation Rodeph Sholom on January 4, 2019.
I remember learning about the concept of “strange bedfellows” in my early twenties. I was in my first days of training as a legislative assistant at
Governor Brown recently signed into law SB-10, the Money Bail Reform Act. Reform Jewish clergy, lay leaders and students with the California Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (RAC-CA) were early and outspoken advocates for SB-10.
On Monday, June 18, Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner, director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, on behalf of the entire Reform Jewish Movement, sent a letter to Congress urging support for the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act, and opposing attempts