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Reform Jewish Leader Condemns President’s Destabilization of Health Care

For Immediate Release
October 13, 2017

WASHINGTON — In response to President Trump’s executive order on health care and his announcement regarding cost sharing reductions, 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 Jewish Leader Condemns President’s Destabilization of Health Care

Published: 10/13/2017

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 Disappointed at Repeal of Clean Power Plan

For Immediate Release 
October 9, 2017 

WASHINGTON — In response to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s announcement that the Trump administration will repeal the Clean Power Plan, 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 Disappointed at Repeal of Clean Power Plan

Published: 10/09/2017

Reform Movement Opposes Trump Administration Ruling on Contraceptive Mandate

For Immediate Release 
October 6, 2017 

Reform Movement Opposes Trump Administration Ruling on Contraceptive Mandate

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 Jewish Leader Offers Prayer for Victims of Gun Violence

For Immediate Release
October 3, 2017

WASHINGTON – Today, the Washington National Cathedral hosted an interfaith prayer service to mourn the victims of the mass shooting that took place Sunday night in Las Vegas. Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner, Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, offered the following prayer:

Reform Jewish Leader Offers Prayer for Victims of Gun Violence

Reform Jewish Leader Calls for Robust Refugee Admissions

For Immediate Release
September 27, 2017

Reform Jewish Leader Calls for Robust Refugee Admissions

Reform Movement Condemns New Travel Ban

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 26, 2017

Reform Movement Condemns New Travel Ban

Reform Jewish Leader Opposes “Harmful” Graham-Cassidy Health Care Bill

For Immediate Release
September 25, 2017

WASHINGTON – As the U.S. Senate debates the Graham-Cassidy bill, the latest attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act, 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 Jewish Leader Opposes “Harmful” Graham-Cassidy Health Care Bill

Published: 09/25/2017

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