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Fresh Updates from RACBlog: LGBT Rights

Fresh Updates from RACBlog: LGBT Rights

ACA Anniversary Reminds Us of Successes and Work Left to Be Done for the LGBT Community
Posted on Monday March 23, 2015

Today marks the five-year anniversary of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), and a lot has changed in the past five years. Thanks to the ACA, the 129 million non-elderly Americans with pre-existing health conditions can no longer be denied coverage or charged more because of their pre-existing condition. Also, millions of low-income […]

When the Teacher Becomes the Student: How the Teens at L’Taken Inspire My Social Justice Work
Posted on Tuesday March 17, 2015

I’ve loved working at the RAC these past six months and one of the highlights of my time at the RAC so far has been our L’Taken social justice seminars for high school students, where nearly 300 Reform Jewish teens come to Washington, D.C. for a weekend to learn about social justice, lobby on Capitol […]

Short-Term Shelter, Long-Term Respect
Posted on Friday March 13, 2015

Last month, the Department of Housing and Urban Development released new guidelines which call on single-sex emergency shelters and other facilities to “place a potential client (or current client seeking a new assignment) in a shelter or facility that corresponds to the gender with which the person identifies,” while taking health and safety concerns into […]

Reflections on Selma: Our Intersecting Struggles for Equality
Posted on Thursday March 12, 2015

This past weekend, four of the other legislative assistants and I were in Selma for the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday and the March to Montgomery. We had planned our trips months prior to the event, and although I was excited to be a part of this important milestone, I became more and more nervous […]

The Safe Schools Improvement Act would ensure that all school districts have clear and comprehensive policies prohibiting bullying and harassment.

Contact Our Legislative Policy Team

For more information on this issue, contact Eisendrath Legislative Assistant Jordan Dashow at (202) 387-2800.