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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

Supreme Court Victory for Young Highlights Need for Additional Protections

Contact: Max Rosenblum or Rachel Chung 

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Washington, D.C., March 25, 2015 – In response to today’s decision by the court in the Young v. UPS case, Rachel Laser, Deputy Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, issued the following statement:

Supreme Court Victory for Young Highlights Need for Additional Protections

Paid Sick Days Bill Answers Moral Call for Economic Justice

Contact: Max Rosenblum or Melanie Fineman
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Washington, D.C., February 12, 2015 – In response to today’s introduction of the Healthy Families Act in Congress, Rabbi Jonah Pesner, Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, issued the following statement: 

Paid Sick Days Bill Answers Moral Call for Economic Justice

Published: 02/12/2015

Supreme Court Rules Against Female Wal-Mart Employees

Pelavin: "We are also deeply concerned about the potential impact of the Wal-Mart Stores v. Dukes ruling on the future of class action lawsuits, which are essential to addressing the many forms of discrimination that still exist in the United States -- and that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act was designed to eliminate."

Contact: Eric Harris or Deborah Swerdlow
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Supreme Court Rules Against Female Wal-Mart Employees

Published: 06/20/2011

ABLE Act's Senate Passage a Moral Victory for People with Disabilities

Contact: Max Rosenblum or Jordan Dashow
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Washington, D.C., December 17, 2014 — In response to Senate passage of the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act of 2014, Barbara Weinstein, Director of the Commission on Social Action of Reform Judaism, issued the following statement:

ABLE Act's Senate Passage a Moral Victory for People with Disabilities

Published: 12/17/2014

House Passes ABLE Act; Key Step Toward Economic Security for People with Disabilities

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Washington, D.C., December 3, 2014 — In response to the House of Representatives' passage of the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act of 2014, Rabbi David Saperstein, Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, issued the following statement:

House Passes ABLE Act; Key Step Toward Economic Security for People with Disabilities

Supreme Court Decision an Important Ruling for Marriage Equality; Stresses the Need for Workplace Non-Discrimination Laws

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WASHINGTON, D.C., October 6, 2014 -- In response to today's decision by the Supreme Court to deny review of all seven petitions relating to cases challenging state bans on same-sex marriage, Rachel Laser, Deputy Director of the Religious Action Center, issued the following statement:

Supreme Court Decision an Important Ruling for Marriage Equality; Stresses the Need for Workplace Non-Discrimination Laws

Published: 10/06/2014

Leaders of Reform Jewish Voice of New York State Commend NYC Mayor's Executive Order Raising the Living Wage

Rabbi Jennifer Jaech and Barbara Zaron: "We hope that Mayor de Blasio's actions inspire other leaders in New York and across the country to take similar, much needed action to raise the minimum wage to a living wage. New York's actions should also serve as an important example to members of Congress who have been unwilling to advance legislation to raise the national minimum wage."

Contact: Max Rosenblum or Sarah Greenberg
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Leaders of Reform Jewish Voice of New York State Commend NYC Mayor's Executive Order Raising the Living Wage

Reform Jewish Leader Praises Administration's Plan to Bar LGBT Discrimination in Federal Contracts

Rabbi Saperstein: "It is our moral imperative to build a fair society where all people are judged by the merit of their work and not by their sexual orientation or gender identity."

Contact: Max Rosenblum or Sophie Golomb
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Reform Jewish Leader Praises Administration's Plan to Bar LGBT Discrimination in Federal Contracts

Published: 07/18/2014

Reform Movement Brings Faith Voices to Working Families Summit

Rachel Laser: "We are proud to continue our longstanding leadership on working families issues and to provide a forum for the faith community to lift up the importance of supporting families in the workforce today."

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Reform Movement Brings Faith Voices to Working Families Summit