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The Urgency of Now

The need for tikkun olamworld repair, at this moment in history is palpable and enormous. We have put together this Resource Center to help you quickly seek out and act on the Reform Movement's most urgent legislative action alerts and resources.

Urgency of Now Resource Center

Act now on important immigration issues

Use our action alerts to contact President Trump and Congress about these important immigration issues.

Protect DREAMers from deportation
Support comprehensive immigration reform
Oppose unjust immigration ban

Learn more at rac.org/refugees

The RAC is mobilizing Reform Jews to protect trans students. Click below to sign our pledge and we will contact you with resources to help you engage with your local school board and ensure the full protection of all students. 

In a last-ditch effort, Senators Graham, Cassidy, Heller, and Johnson have offered a proposal that would repeal substantial portions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The legislation would replace the ACA with a block grant system substantially limiting funding for low-income and moderate-income Americans. It would also fundamentally alter Medicaid, disproportionately harming access to care for people with disabilities, children, and the elderly.

Call your Senators to oppose repeal of the ACA

Take Action on Criminal Justice Reform
Prison Cells

Urge members of the 115th Congress to support criminal justice reform and learn about how to take action in your own community.

Brit Olam - Covenant with our World
White globe on navy to teal gradient with words Brit Olam

Two years ago, we introduced the Brit Olam, our covenant to create a world in which all people experience wholeness, justice, and compassion.

the Brit Olam work encompasses multiple ways to join a network of congregations working together toward a common goal. Your group may choose to join a RAC state project, an issue-based cohort, or both. In this way, each individual action can amplify and increase the impact of all others.

Legislative Advocacy Tools
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These tools will help you get the most out of your legislative advocacy work. More to be added soon!

Signing of the ADA

Urge Congress to oppose the ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017, which would would undermine some of the most important measures that protect equal accessibility for individuals with disabilities.

A Congregation can take a stand on public policy issues without compromising its tax-exempt status, as long as it does not endorse any particular candidate for office. Learn more about this distinction and other important ways your synagogue can speak truth to power.  

The Hyde Amendment prohibits the use of federal money for abortion except in cases of rape, incest, or when the mother’s life is in danger for all federally administered health care plans. This is more than just a reproductive rights issue. It is an economic and racial justice issue, as the Hyde Amendment disproportionately impacts low-income individuals and limits their access to abortion services. ​

Learn more about GreenFaith's Energy Shield program to help combat climate change. Learn what your congregation can do right now to offset its carbon footprint. 

Opportunities for Teens and Young Adults

For teens and young adults that want to get involved in social justice work, take a look at the following opportunities.

High school students
L'Taken Social Justice Seminars
Mitzvah Corps Summer Programs
Kutz Camp Social Action Summer Track

College students/recent grads
Machon Kaplan Summer Internship Program
Eisendrath Legislative Assistant Fellowship

Read the latest updates and learn more about how the Reform Jewish Movement is working to combat the rise of Hate Crimes.

Signing up to receive RAC email is a terrific way to stay informed about the work of Jewish social justice and of the Religious Action Center.  We have a few lists that may suit your specific interests and needs, but remember to sign up for the 'Now' list for in-the-moment updates and calls to action. 

Stay Connected to Social Justice

Follow the RAC on social media to stay up-to-date with the best ways to help the Reform Movement advocate for social justice in North America.

We frequently post about Action Alerts, public statements, and relevant initiatives from around the United States and Canada.