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King v. Burwell Decision Affirms Key Tenet of the Affordable Care Act

Contact: Max Rosenblum or Jordan Dashow
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Washington, D.C., June 25, 2015 – In response to the Supreme Court’s ruling in King v. Burwell, Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner, Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, issued the following statement:

King v. Burwell Decision Affirms Key Tenet of the Affordable Care Act

Published: 06/25/2015

Reform Movement Condemns Senate Budget That Would Harm Nation's Most Vulnerable

Contact: Max Rosenblum or Melanie Fineman
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Washington, D.C., May 6, 2015 – In response to the U.S. Senate passing a budget yesterday that would cut vital programs for the poor and repeal the Affordable Care Act, Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism Director Rabbi Jonah Pesner issued the following statement:

Reform Movement Condemns Senate Budget That Would Harm Nation's Most Vulnerable

Reform Movement and The Michael J. Fox Foundation Team Up for Study Investigating Genetic Mutations Common in Jews

Rabbi Jonah Pesner: "This study provides an important opportunity to help potentially stamp out an insidious disease and reflects the Jewish imperative toward pikuach nefesh, the saving of a life."

Contact: Max Rosenblum or Isaac Nuell
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Reform Movement and The Michael J. Fox Foundation Team Up for Study Investigating Genetic Mutations Common in Jews

Published: 03/25/2015

Reform Jewish Movement Criticizes Bush Veto of Stem Cell Bill

Weinstein: Stem cell research has the strong support of the American public, scientific community and Congress, all of whom understand that federal funding of embryonic stem cell research is the best method of moving science forward with appropriate speed and proper oversight.

 

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Reform Jewish Movement Criticizes Bush Veto of Stem Cell Bill

Published: 06/20/2007

Reform Jewish Leader Addresses Senate Press Conference on SCHIP

Namath: I ask you to join me in making a new year’s resolution. Let us resolve to do better for 10 million of our children. Let us provide them with the health care they deserve by covering them through SCHIP.



Washington, D.C.: September 26, 2007-At a press conference today with Senators and religious leaders in support of the Children’s Health Insurance Program, Rabbi Michael Namath, Program Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, delivered the following statement: 

Reform Jewish Leader Addresses Senate Press Conference on SCHIP

Published: 09/26/2007

Reform Jewish Leader Sends a Letter to the President Urging Him to Reauthorize SCHIP

Saperstein: We ask you to reconsider your position and use this opportunity to make an investment in our nation’s future by signing the SCHIP bill into law.

 

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Reform Jewish Leader Sends a Letter to the President Urging Him to Reauthorize SCHIP

Reform Jewish Leader Praises House Passage of Revised Children's Health Care Bill

Saperstein: As millions of children and their families remain in limbo, waiting to learn the future direction of this important program, we hope that the Senate and the President will follow the lead of the House and make the reauthorization of SCHIP a priority.

 

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Reform Jewish Leader Praises House Passage of Revised Children's Health Care Bill

Published: 09/05/2014

Jewish Coalition Mobilizes for Restoration of Rights for Americans with Disabilities

Contact Sean Thibault and Kate Bigam
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WASHINGTON, February 6, 2008 – Representatives of Jewish organizations will meet today with key House members to advocate for the passage of the Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Restoration Act of 2007. The bill addresses the erosion of workplace protections for individuals with disabilities, which has occurred since the original legislation was passed in 1990.

Jewish Coalition Mobilizes for Restoration of Rights for Americans with Disabilities

Reform Jewish Leader Encourages Members to Attend Hearing on the Workplace Religious Freedom Act

Saperstein: The enactment of WRFA would ensure that people of faith across the United States and, in particular, members of minority religious communities, are not forced to choose between their religious practices and their jobs.

Contact: Sean Thibault or Jessica Weiser
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Reform Jewish Leader Encourages Members to Attend Hearing on the Workplace Religious Freedom Act

Faith Based Organizations Call on House Committee to Support Effective HIV Prevention Strategies, Drop Abstinence Earmark

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Faith Based Organizations Call on House Committee to Support Effective HIV Prevention Strategies, Drop Abstinence Earmark

Published: 02/26/2008