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2009

Reform Jewish Movement Lauds Passage of Hate Crimes Amendment

Saperstein: "The Senates vote for the Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act is a celebration of tolerance and respect and will give law enforcement the tools necessary to battle hate-motivated violence." 

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Reform Jewish Movement Lauds Passage of Hate Crimes Amendment

Reform Movement Condemns Iranian Regime for Violence Against Protestors

 Pelavin: "The Reform Movement stands firmly by the freedom fighters in their struggle against the oppressive Iranian regime, as we uphold the Jewish ideal to 'seek peace and pursue it." 

Contact: Kate Bigam or Liz Piper-Goldberg
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WASHINGTON, D.C., Dec. 28, 2009 - In response to the violence against reformist protestors in Iran, Mark Pelavin, Associate Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, issued the following statement:

Reform Movement Condemns Iranian Regime for Violence Against Protestors

Published: 12/28/2009

Lauding Senate Passage, Reform Jewish Movement Urges Conferees to Ensure Healthy Future for All

WASHINGTON, D.C., Dec. 24, 2009 - In response to the Senate passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act this morning, Mark Pelavin, Associate Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, issued the following statement: 

Lauding Senate Passage, Reform Jewish Movement Urges Conferees to Ensure Healthy Future for All

Published: 12/24/2009

Senate Health Care Vote Signifies Progress, but Bill Lacks Key Elements

 Pelavin: "This bill constitutes a significant step toward establishing health care coverage as a right and not a privilege in our country." 

Contact: Kate Bigam
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WASHINGTON, D.C., Dec. 21, 2009 - In response to the Senates early morning procedural vote on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Mark Pelavin, Associate Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, issued the following statement:

Senate Health Care Vote Signifies Progress, but Bill Lacks Key Elements

Published: 12/21/2009

Emerging Copenhagen Accord Inspires Hope for Climate Action

Emerging Copenhagen Accord Inspires Hope for Global Climate Action Saperstein: "As we continue to tackle climate change, we must stay true to our responsibility by ensuring, through effective international agreements, that all global citizens are protected from climate change impacts and that nations and economies are able to develop in cleaner, more sustainable ways." 

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Emerging Copenhagen Accord Inspires Hope for Climate Action

Saperstein Joins Senators

 Saperstein: "Our traditions demand better. Our nation seeks better. God's children deserve better. This Congress can do better ... We pray and advocate that they will do better -for all Americans and for our nations future." 

Contact: Kate Bigam or Rebecca Katz
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Saperstein Joins Senators

Published: 12/15/2009

Reform Movement Appaulds Bipartisan House Vote for Targeted Iran Sanctions

 Yoffie: "The United States must be ready to employ stronger economic tactics to curtail Irans threatening nuclear efforts, and todays vote brings us closer to that goal."

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WASHINGTON, D.C., Dec. 15, 2009 - In response to todays House passage of the Iran Refined Petroleum Sanctions Act, Rabbi Eric Yoffie, President of the Union for Reform Judaism, issued the following statement:

Reform Movement Appaulds Bipartisan House Vote for Targeted Iran Sanctions

Published: 12/15/2009

Reform Leader Calls Upon Congress to Pass Targeted Iran Sanctions Legislation

Saperstein: "The urgency of a nuclear Irans potential impact on the international community demands that we speak out and act. As we look to the new year, the world cannot afford to allow Iranian nuclear proliferation to continue unchecked." 

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Reform Leader Calls Upon Congress to Pass Targeted Iran Sanctions Legislation

Published: 12/10/2009

Faith Summit Highlights Critical Link Between Federal Judiciary and Religious Values

 Religious leaders gather to address ways engage on judicial nominations

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Faith Summit Highlights Critical Link Between Federal Judiciary and Religious Values

Reform Leader Commends Senate Defeat of Anti-Choice Amendments

 Pelavin: "Our vision of reform is one that by definition protects womens access to reproductive health care services and ensures that no American will have his or her access to health insurance diminished." 

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Reform Leader Commends Senate Defeat of Anti-Choice Amendments