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Rabbi David Saperstein Appointed as Chair of the U.S. Department of Transportation Advisory Committee on Human Trafficking

Contact: Laura Frank,, 267-234-1497
U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg announced the appointment of Rabbi David Saperstein, Director Emeritus of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (RAC) and Senior Advisor for Policy and Strategy for the RAC and Union for Reform Judaism, as the chairperson of the Department of Transportation Advisory Committee on Human Trafficking (ACHT)