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2012

Reform Movement Commends Birth Control Compromise

Rabbi David Saperstein: "We commend the Obama Administration for ensuring both access to contraception for all women and the robust protection of religious autonomy."

 

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Reform Movement Commends Birth Control Compromise

Obstetric Fistula Bill Responds to a Moral Challenge

Rabbi Saperstein: "I could not commend highly enough Representative Rosa DeLauro for introducing legislation that would allow the U.S. to invest in proven methods to correct obstetric fistulas in Sub-Saharan Africa, and I call on Congress to offer bipartisan support and swiftly pass this legislation."

Obstetric Fistula Bill Responds to a Moral Challenge

Health Coverage for Immigration Youth A Moral Obligation

Rabbi Saperstein:

"We were disappointed to learn of the administration's decision to change the definition of "lawfully present" for the purposes of eligibility under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to exclude these individuals from accessing the health care that they need and deserve."

Contact: Sean Thibault or Sarah Krinsky
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Health Coverage for Immigration Youth A Moral Obligation

Reform Movement Troubled by Michigan "Right-to-Work" Law

Rabbi Saperstein: "Unions act as an ally and represent those workers without a voice, ensuring their rights and shielding them from abuse. The new law threatens the well-being of Michigan workers and exposes them to misrepresentation and manipulation".

Washington, D.C., December 17, 2012 - In response to Michigan's enactment of "right-to-work" legislation, Rabbi David Saperstein, Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, issued the following statement:

Reform Movement Troubled by Michigan "Right-to-Work" Law

Published: 12/17/2012

One Week After the Newtown Tragedy, Reform Jewish Leader Calls for United Religious Response

 Saperstein: "We are here, one week after a national tragedy shattered our complacency and aroused the dormant conscience of our nation, to assure our elected officials that the American people are ready for leaders who will take on sensible gun control measures."

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One Week After the Newtown Tragedy, Reform Jewish Leader Calls for United Religious Response

Reform Movement Horrified by CT School Shooting; Reaffirms Call for Sensible Gun Control

Laser: The Talmud teaches us, "He who takes one life it is as though he has destroyed the universe." The loss of so many lives, including children, is not just devastating - it is unacceptable.

 

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Reform Movement Horrified by CT School Shooting; Reaffirms Call for Sensible Gun Control

Reform Movement Tells Congress: Deficit Reduction Must Not Increase Poverty

Rabbis Saperstein: "Millions in our American community continue to struggle every day to meet even their own and their families' most basic needs. This is morally intolerable in a nation of such great abundance and wealth. Any deficit reduction agreement must not further increase poverty or inequality."

 

Contact: Sean Thibault or Raechel Banks
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Reform Movement Tells Congress: Deficit Reduction Must Not Increase Poverty

Published: 12/06/2012

Failure to Ratify International Disability Rights Treaty Deeply Disappointing

Rabbi Saperstein: "The CRPD is a key means of ensuring respect for all people - both those with and without disabilities - and should have the backing of the United States government. That the Senate failed to provide that backing is troubling and saddening."

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Failure to Ratify International Disability Rights Treaty Deeply Disappointing

Religious Leaders Urge Congress to Protect the Poor in Deficit Reduction

 Rabbi Saperstein: "It is simply not acceptable that deficit reduction might increase the burden on those struggling the most in our communities. It is intolerable that debt reduction should come on the backs of the poorest among us, that it increase poverty or inequality."

Contact: Sean Thibault or Raechel Banks
202.387.2800 | news@rac.org

Religious Leaders Urge Congress to Protect the Poor in Deficit Reduction

RAC and WRJ Call for Swift Confirmation of Judges

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Rabbis Saperstein and Feldman: "The need for qualified and impartial judges transcends partisan discord and must be prioritized in order to uphold the highest values of our democratic system."

 

RAC and WRJ Call for Swift Confirmation of Judges