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Union for Reform Judaism President Rabbi Rick Jacobs to Engage in Nonviolent Civil Disobedience with the Poor People’s Campaign

Union for Reform Judaism President Rabbi Rick Jacobs to Engage in Nonviolent Civil Disobedience with the Poor People’s Campaign

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 14, 2018

WASHINGTON – On Monday, June 18, Rabbi Rick Jacobs, President of the Union for Reform Judaism, will join other leaders of the Reform Jewish Movement to engage in nonviolent direct action with interfaith clergy and activists as partners in the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival.

Monday’s action is part of a six-week campaign launch in DC and 39 state capitals across the country to demand an end to systemic racism and oppressive poverty. Over the past five weeks, clergy and lay leaders with the Reform Jewish Movement – the largest and most diverse Jewish movement in North America – have spoken out, showed up, and engaged in direct action with the Poor People’s Campaign in DC and across the country.

This week’s theme is “A New and Unsettling Force: Confronting the Distorted Moral Narrative.” Rabbi Jacobs will speak at the rally before the civil disobedience begins, offering a Jewish perspective on the challenges facing our nation.

WHAT: Poor People’s Campaign Rally and Nonviolent Direct Action

WHERE: US National Mall (in a Tent near the intersection of 9th and Jefferson SW)

WHEN: Monday, June 18 at 2:00 PM ET

Rabbi Rick Jacobs and other leaders are available for interview. Interested media can contact Jenna Galper at jgalper@rac.org.

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  The Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism is the Washington office of the Union for Reform Judaism, whose more than 900 congregations across North America encompass 1.5 million Reform Jews, and the Central Conference of American Rabbis, whose membership includes more than 2,000 Reform rabbis. Visit www.rac.org for more.

Media contact:
Jenna Galper, jgalper@rac.org, 202-387-2800
Graham Roth, groth@rac.org, 202-387-2800

Published: 06/14/2018