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Economic Justice

Judaism teaches that helping fellow human beings in need, tzedakah, is not simply a matter of charity, but of responsibility, righteousness, and justice.

Economic Justice

Latest News from RACBlog: Economic Justice

Latest News from RACBlog: Economic Justice

Capital of Economic Inequality?
Posted on Thursday August 13, 2015

Last July, I packed up all of my bags, loaded up the trunk of my dad’s car, and made the trek from New England to move to Washington D.C. and begin my post-collegiate professional life. While I’ve been enjoying the past year in the Nation’s Capital, amidst learning WMATA and running routes, dashing between meetings, […]

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We March in the Footsteps of the Great Figures of Our Tradition
Posted on Monday August 10, 2015

Our Jewish tradition is full of journeys, from the very beginning of our sacred texts. Adam and Eve’s exile from the Garden of Eden; Noah’s Ark and his aquatic sojourn – while these are not explicit commandments from God, they are journeys for these Biblical figures. Later, in parashat Lech Lecha (literally, “go” or “leave”), […]

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The 2014-15 LAs Say Goodbye
Posted on Friday August 07, 2015

The legislative assistant offices at the RAC have a strange feel to them today—all of the zany pictures and decorations adorning our desks have been removed, the usual desktop clutter has vanished and there is a strong scent of cleaning solution flowing through the air. After 50 weeks at the RAC, it’s our last day, […]

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The Perils of Payday Loans
Posted on Wednesday August 05, 2015

There are too many Americans struggling to make it paycheck to paycheck because of insufficient wages, and this struggle is further exacerbated by numerous other issues, including payday lending. A payday loan is a small loan that is framed as being an easy way to help borrowers and to hold them over until they receive […]

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Raising the federal minimum wage to keep pace with the cost of living will help more working Americans break free from the cycle of poverty. 

More Economic Justice Action Alerts

Other key economic justice areas include hunger, homelessness, labor rights, and economic opportunity for people with disabilities. 

Contact Our Legislative Policy Team

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