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Press Release and Statement

Reform Movement Decries President’s National Emergency Declaration to Build Border Wall

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 15, 2019

Media Contact:
Jenna Galper, jgalper@rac.org, 202-387-2800

WASHINGTON – In response to President Trump’s decision to declare a national emergency at the southern border of the U.S., Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner, Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, issued the following statement on behalf of the Union for Reform Judaism, the Central Conference of American Rabbis, and the wider Reform Movement institutions:

Reform Movement Decries President’s National Emergency Declaration to Build Border Wall

Reform Movement Decries Major Cut in Refugee Admissions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 27, 2017

WASHINGTON – In response to President Trump’s reported plan to cap the number of refugees allowed into the United States in fiscal year 2018 at 45,000, Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner, Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, issued the following statement on behalf of the Union for Reform Judaism, Central Conference of American Rabbis and wider Reform Movement:

Reform Movement Decries Major Cut in Refugee Admissions

Reform Movement Responds to Court Ruling on Affirmative Action

 WASHINGTON, D.C., June 24, 2013 - Today, the Supreme Court ruled in Fisher v. Texas, the latest challenge to affirmative action to appear before the Court. In response to the ruling, Rabbi David Saperstein, Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, issued the following statement:

Reform Movement Responds to Court Ruling on Affirmative Action

Immigration Victory Must be Followed by Senate Action

 Rabbi Saperstein: "This long overdue legislation is a just response to the needs of young adults who wish to continue to make a positive contribution to our nation."

Contact: Eric Harris or Amelia Viney
202.387.2800 | news@rac.org

Immigration Victory Must be Followed by Senate Action

Published: 12/09/2010

Reform Movement Condemns Incidents of Palestinian Incitement

Saperstein: "...Palestinian leaders must be held accountable for such hateful words and actions, which only serve as roadblocks on the path to peace." 

Contact: Kate Bigam or Liz Piper-Goldberg
202.387.2800 | news@rac.org

WASHINGTON, DC, April 9, 2010 - In response to recent incidents of Palestinian incitement against Israel, Rabbi David Saperstein, Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, issued the following statement:

Reform Movement Condemns Incidents of Palestinian Incitement

Published: 04/09/2010

Saperstein, Messinger Invite Activists, Rabbis to Fast for Darfur

 Leading Jewish activists join "fasting chain" for Darfur begun by Mia Farrow, accompanied by participants across the world

Contact: Kate Bigam or Micaela Hellman-Tincher
202.387.2800 | news@rac.org

June 15, 2009, WASHINGTON, D.C. - Two of the American Jewish communitys most respected activist leaders will join together this week in a "fasting chain" to call attention to the lack of aid for victims of the genocide in Darfur.

Saperstein, Messinger Invite Activists, Rabbis to Fast for Darfur

Published: 06/15/2009

Draft Climate Legislation Marks Significant Step Forward On Environment

Pelavin: "The world is looking to the United States to lead the way in confronting the environmental and economic crisis of climate change, and the draft bill released today is a significant step toward tackling this global problem." 

Contact: Kate Bigam or Rachel Cohen
202.387.2800 | news@rac.org

Draft Climate Legislation Marks Significant Step Forward On Environment