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.
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.
We know that religious freedom is not a lesson from ancient stories, but an ongoing quest even today. While many of us are fighting antisemitism in our home countries, we are also in solidarity with the Rohingya people, who have been persecuted for decades.
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.
Many of these steps are ones we called for in outreach to the transition team, and they are already having a positive impact. But legislation is vital to ensure these steps cannot be overturned at the discretion of a new president.
With a shrinking window of opportunity to prevent the worst effects of climate change, Tu BiShvat is an important occasion to make our voices heard and defend the future of the planet.
The Religious Action Center outlines our legislative priorities to members of the 117th Congress, urging them to join us in the pursuit of a more just and compassionate world.
Join us to learn new advocacy strategies and take action to put the needs and rights of people with disabilities squarely on the policy agenda of the administration and the 117th Congress.
In the video “Owning Our Racial Equity Work Ahead,” Yolanda Savage-Narva, the Union for Reform Judaism’s director of Racial, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (REDI), calls on each of us in the Jewish community to do three things.