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Supreme Court Affirms Core Religious Freedom Protections

Contact: Max Rosenblum or Sarah Greenberg
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WASHINGTON, D.C., June 1, 2015 – In response to the Supreme Court’s decision in Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Abercrombie & Fitch Store, Inc., Rachel Laser, Deputy Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, released the following statement:

Supreme Court Affirms Core Religious Freedom Protections

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

Respect Workers' Rights, Reform Jewish Movement Tells Government and Kosher Food Producers

Weidhorn: It is the belief of the Union for Reform Judaism that upholding ethical values is incumbent on both government and employers.

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Respect Workers' Rights, Reform Jewish Movement Tells Government and Kosher Food Producers

Published: 09/15/2008

Reform Movement Commends Senate Passage of Unemployment Insurance Extention

Saperstein: "Over two million newly jobless Americans have struggled for months without these vital benefits and the program cannot be restarted soon enough for these vulnerable families."

Contact: Sean Thibault or Howie Levine
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Reform Movement Commends Senate Passage of Unemployment Insurance Extention

Reform Leaders Call on Senate to End Gender-Based Wage Discrimination

Feldman and Weinstein: "Congress needs to recognize the reality that women continue to earn less for doing the same work, and to act to end this injustice once and for all."

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Reform Leaders Call on Senate to End Gender-Based Wage Discrimination

Reform Jewish Movement Comments on State of the Union Speech

Saperstein: Inspired by the words of Pirke Avot "Do not separate yourself from the community" (2:5) that remind us of our obligation to others, we will continue to work with President Obama and Congress to meet the needs of all Americans.

Reform Jewish Movement Comments on State of the Union Speech

Diverse Array of National Faith Organizations Call for Senate Passage of Employment Non-Discrimination Act

 Contact: Sean Thibault or Sophie Golomb
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"Our faith traditions hold different and sometimes evolving beliefs about the nature of human sexuality and marriage as well as gender identity and gender expression, but we can all agree on the fundamental premise that every human being is entitled to be treated with dignity and respect in the workplace." 

Diverse Array of National Faith Organizations Call for Senate Passage of Employment Non-Discrimination Act

Published: 11/01/2013

"Faith's Calling" to End Workplace Discrimination Against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Americans

Contact: Sean Thibault or Sophie Golomb
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"Faith's Calling" to End Workplace Discrimination Against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Americans

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". 

Contact: Sean Thibault or Katharine Nasielski
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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 Urges Action on Paycheck Fairness

Weinstein: Pay disparity touches families across the country. It diminishes the ability to meet basic needs and diminishes the ability to live up to our nations highest aspirations of justice and equality.

Contact: Sean Thibault or Sarah Krinsky
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Washington, D.C., April 9, 2013 - In honor of Equal Pay Day, Barbara Weinstein, Associate Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, issued the following statement:

Reform Movement Urges Action on Paycheck Fairness