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2014

Barbara Weinstein Testifies in Support of EPA's Carbon Standards for New Power Plants

Barbara Weinstein: "These proposed standards reflect our nations commitment to combating climate change, which is not just an environmental challenge, but one of the greatest social justice challenges of our time."

Contact: Sean Thibault or Sophie Golomb 
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WASHINGTON, D.C., February 7, 2014

Barbara Weinstein Testifies in Support of EPA's Carbon Standards for New Power Plants

Reform and Conservative/Masorti Jewish Leaders Express Concern Over Ir David Foundation Governance of Kotel

Contact: Sean Thibault or Deborah Goldberg
 (202) 387-2800
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Reform and Conservative/Masorti Jewish Leaders Express Concern Over Ir David Foundation Governance of Kotel

Reform Movement Praises Voices of Calm and Moderation in Israel

Contact: Max Rosenblum or Deborah Goldberg 
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Washington, D.C., July 3, 2014: In response to unrest in Israel following the murders of Naftali Fraenkel, Gilad Shaar, and Eyal Yifrach, and reports of a possible revenge killing of a Palestinian teen, Muhammed Hussein Abu Khedeir, Rabbi David Saperstein, Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, issued the following statement:

Reform Movement Praises Voices of Calm and Moderation in Israel

Published: 07/03/2014

Faith Community VRAA Support Letter

May 28, 2014

 

Dear Members of Congress:

 

As organizations that collectively represent tens of millions of diverse people of faith across the United States, we write to share our strong support for the Voting Rights Amendment Act of 2014 (H.R. 3899/S.1945) and urge its swift passage by both chambers of Congress.

 

Faith Community VRAA Support Letter

Reform Movement Urges Gov. Cuomo to Intervene in East Ramapo School District

Contact: Sean Thibault or Howie Levine
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Washington, D.C. May 13, 2014 -- In response to the problems plaguing the East Ramapo Central School District, Rabbi David Saperstein, Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, recently issued the following statement:

Reform Movement Urges Gov. Cuomo to Intervene in East Ramapo School District

Reform Movement Responds to Abductions of Nigerian Schoolgirls

Rabbi Saperstein: "The depravity of the recent mass abduction, and the public claims made by Boko Harams leader that the girls will be sold, reaches new depths of inhumanity. That these attacks have been carried out in the name of religion makes them even more troubling". 

Contact: Sean Thibault or Deborah Goldberg 
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Reform Movement Responds to Abductions of Nigerian Schoolgirls

Reform Movement Condemns Supreme Court Legislative Prayer Ruling: Greece V. Galloway

David Saperstein: "An individuals belief -or non-belief - ought not be a prerequisite to accessing the political process." 

Contact: Sean Thibault or Sarah Greenberg
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WASHINGTON, D.C., May 5, 2014 - In response to the Supreme Courts ruling in Town of Greece, New York v. Galloway, Rabbi David Saperstein, Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, issued the following statement:

Reform Movement Condemns Supreme Court Legislative Prayer Ruling: Greece V. Galloway

Failure to Advance Minimum Wage Increase in Senate Disappoints

Saperstein: "No one should work full time and live in poverty, yet the current minimum wage of $7.25 and the tipped minimum wage of $2.13 leave too many workers doing just that."

Contact: Sean Thibault or Howie Levine
202.387.2800 | news@rac.org

Failure to Advance Minimum Wage Increase in Senate Disappoints

Published: 04/30/2014

Reform Movement Responds to Key Affirmative Action Case

Rabbi Saperstein: "As the Jewish people have historically known the injustice of discrimination and the way in which its effects linger long after the discriminatory acts themselves, we know that efforts to diminish diversity, no matter what form they take, are of great concern."

Contact: Sean Thibault or Charlie Arnowitz
202.387.2800 | news@rac.org

Reform Movement Responds to Key Affirmative Action Case

On Earth Day, Reform Movement Calls for Immediate Climate Action

Barbara Weinstein: "This Earth Day, we must seek the renewal of our earth, liberation from dependence on fossil fuels, and freedom from environmental injustice that continues to plague the most vulnerable populations worldwide."

Contact: Sean Thibault or Sophie Golomb
202.387.2800 | news@rac.org

On Earth Day, Reform Movement Calls for Immediate Climate Action

Published: 04/25/2014