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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

The Indignity of Wage Discrimination
Posted on Friday January 30, 2015

Yesterday marked the sixth anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009, a historic bill to help close the gender wage gap that persists in the United States. The very first bill President Obama signed into law, the Ledbetter Act came in response to a Supreme Court ruling in Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire […]

The Minimum Wage We Ought To Have
Posted on Thursday January 29, 2015

Momentum is growing to raise the federal minimum wage. In his State of the Union address last week, President Obama advocated for policies to support minimum wage workers: he called on Congress to “vote to give millions of the hardest-working people in America a raise.” President Obama also challenged those who oppose raising the minimum […]

Especially in Flu Season, Paid Sick Days are Critical for Working Families
Posted on Tuesday January 27, 2015

Now that it is January and the peak of flu season, many Americans will be struggling to stay healthy more than ever. Over 40 million Americans do not currently have access to paid sick days, and we need to take action to ensure that more people do not have to make the difficult choice between […]

Stand With East Ramapo
Posted on Friday January 23, 2015

Spring Valley High School was once a robust school, but since members of the Haredi Jewish community won a majority of seats the school board in 2007, the school has fallen significantly behind other high schools in Rockland County, New York. Dozens of classes, extracurricular activities and staff members have been cut or fired from […]

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. 

Contact Our Legislative Policy Team

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