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2013

Reform and Conservative Jewish Leaders Visit Jonathan Pollard in Federal Prison

 Contact: Sean Thibault or Mikey Pasek
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Reform and Conservative Jewish Leaders Visit Jonathan Pollard in Federal Prison

Published: 07/11/2013

Reform Movement Optimistic after Committee Vote on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act

Ms. Laser, "This vote demonstrates that the Senate is ready to put aside partisan differences to ensure that all Americans can earn a living without fear of discrimination based on who they are or whom they love."

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Reform Movement Optimistic after Committee Vote on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act

Published: 07/10/2013

Reform Movement Coordinates Letter of Support from Sixty Faith Groups on Behalf of Employment Non-Discrimination Act

"ENDA is a measured, common sense solution that will ensure workers are judged on their merits, not on their personal characteristics like sexual orientation or gender identity. We call on you to pass this important legislation without delay". 

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Reform Movement Coordinates Letter of Support from Sixty Faith Groups on Behalf of Employment Non-Discrimination Act

Published: 07/08/2013

Reform Movement Welcomes Senate Passage of Immigration Reform

 

Laser: "As we rejoice in today's victory, we call upon the House of Representatives to swiftly adopt legislation that contains these key protections of our country's vulnerable populations, and that ensures America's security and prosperity for future generations."

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Reform Movement Welcomes Senate Passage of Immigration Reform

Published: 06/27/2013

Reform Movement Welcomes Ruling in Marriage Equality Cases

Rabbis Jacobs, Fox, Feldman and Saperstein: "There is no more central tenet to our faith than the notion that all human beings are created in the image of the Divine, and, as such, entitled to equal treatment and equal opportunity. Many faith traditions, including Reform Judaism, celebrate and sanctify same-sex marriages. Thanks to the Court's decision, the federal government will now recognize these marriages as well, while still respecting the rights and views of those faith traditions that choose not to sanctify such marriages."

Reform Movement Welcomes Ruling in Marriage Equality Cases

Reform Movement Condemns Supreme Court Ruling in Voting Rights Case

Saperstein: "We call on Congress to immediately take up and pass a new formula to ensure that jurisdictions that continue to implement discriminatory voting practices are prevented from doing so."

June 25, 2013, Washington DC - In response to the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in Shelby County, Ala. v. Holder, Rabbi David Saperstein, Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, issued the following statement:

Reform Movement Condemns Supreme Court Ruling in Voting Rights Case

Published: 06/25/2013

Reform Movement Responds to Court Ruling on Affirmative Action

 WASHINGTON, D.C., June 24, 2013 - Today, the Supreme Court ruled in Fisher v. Texas, the latest challenge to affirmative action to appear before the Court. In response to the ruling, Rabbi David Saperstein, Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, issued the following statement:

Reform Movement Responds to Court Ruling on Affirmative Action

Reform Movement Condemns House Passage of Anti-Choice Bill

 Weinstein: "The symbolism of the bill's House passage is indeed important, demonstrating the unfortunate reality that women's reproductive rights remain at risk."

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Washington D.C., June 19, 2013 - In response to the House passage of the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, Barbara Weinstein, Director of the Commission on Social Action, issued the following statement:

Reform Movement Condemns House Passage of Anti-Choice Bill

Reform Movement Urges Prime Minister Netanyahu to Suspend Plan for Negev Bedouin

Rabbi Saperstein: "Adopting the Begin Plan at this point is premature. It is clear that more research is necessary to investigate the possible consequences of this plan and its implementation."

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Reform Movement Urges Prime Minister Netanyahu to Suspend Plan for Negev Bedouin

Published: 06/10/2013

Reform Movement Saddened By ExxonMobil's Vote Against Non-Discrimination Policies for the LGBT Community

 Laser: "Hopefully ExxonMobil will learn from the examples of the many major corporations that have established just corporate non-discrimination policies that also make sound business sense."

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Reform Movement Saddened By ExxonMobil's Vote Against Non-Discrimination Policies for the LGBT Community

Published: 06/06/2013