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Remarks by Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner at the Poor People's Campaign 40 Days of Moral Action

WASHINGTON -- On Monday, May 21, Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner, Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, offered remarks at the Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival rally prior to engaging in civil disobedience to demand action and awaken our nation's consciousness to the plight of poverty in America. 


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Remarks by Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner at the Poor People's Campaign 40 Days of Moral Action

Remarks by Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner at the Rally To End Racism

For Immediate Release
April 4, 2018
  

This morning, Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner, Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, adressed the crowds at the Rally to End Racism in Washington, D.C. More information on the event can be found at www.rally2endracism.org.

Remarks by Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner at the Rally To End Racism

Reform Movement Expresses Concern Over Department of Justice’s Religious Liberty Memorandum

For Immediate Release
October 11, 2017

Reform Movement Expresses Concern Over Department of Justice’s Religious Liberty Memorandum

Reform Movement Condemns DOJ Discriminatory Guidance on Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Employees

For Immediate Release
October 6, 2017

Reform Movement Condemns DOJ Discriminatory Guidance on Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Employees

Reform Movement Supports Bipartisan Legislation Defending Rights of Transgender Servicemembers

For Immediate Release
September 19, 2017

Reform Movement Supports Bipartisan Legislation Defending Rights of Transgender Servicemembers

Remarks by Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner at the 1000 Ministers March For Justice

For Immediate Release
August 28, 2017
 
 

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Remarks by Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner at the 1000 Ministers March For Justice

Reform Movement Letter to Attorney General on Affirmative Action

"As a multiracial community, we are also compelled to advance racial equity in all aspects of American life. Affirmative action policies are a critical step towards achieving that vision."

August 8, 2017

Attorney General Jeff Sessions
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530-0001

Press Release from the Religious Action Center

Reform Movement Letter to Attorney General on Affirmative Action

Published: 08/08/2017

Reform Movement Letter on Transgender Members of the Armed Forces

Dear President Trump,

Press Release from the Religious Action Center

On behalf of the Union for Reform Judaism, whose 900 congregations across North America encompass 1.5 million Reform Jews, and the Central Conference of American Rabbis, which represents over 2,000 Reform rabbis, I call on you to maintain the current Department of Defense guidelines welcoming transgender people to serve openly in the United States military. 

Reform Movement Letter on Transgender Members of the Armed Forces

Published: 08/08/2017

Letter to Rev. Cornell William Brooks

June 12, 2017

Rev. Cornell William Brooks
President, NAACP
4805 Mt. Hope Drive
Baltimore, MD 21215

Dear President Brooks:

As the NAACP enters a moment of transition in its storied history, we write to thank you for your steadfast friendship and prophetic leadership during your tenure as the President of the NAACP. For generations, the Reform Jewish Movement in North America has worked closely with the NAACP. During your Presidency, that work was typified by meaningful action and deep partnership.

Letter to Rev. Cornell William Brooks

Published: 06/12/2017

Executive Order on Election Integrity Perpetuates Harmful False Myth of Widespread Voter Fraud

For Immediate Release
May 11, 2017

Contact: Max Rosenblum 202.387.2800
news@rac.org

Press Release from the Religious Action Center

Executive Order on Election Integrity Perpetuates Harmful False Myth of Widespread Voter Fraud