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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

Healthy Families, Healthy Nation
Posted on Monday July 06, 2015

This Fourth of July weekend, we gathered together to celebrate our nation’s birthday and the values for which it stands. It is clear from their writings and the way they shaped our founding documents that the Framers and revolutionaries were concerned with the most basic articulation of justice and equality (as much as the prejudices […]

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Appropriating for Justice
Posted on Thursday June 25, 2015

Now it is the time of year when the House Appropriations Committee will be marking up the spending bills that will determine government spending for vital government operations and programs. Sequestration has added even more complexities to the appropriations process. Sequestration was designed in 2011 to put pressure on Congress to reach an agreement on budget cuts. Under […]

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This Child Nutrition Reauthorization Day, Join the Reform Movement and Advocate For Child Nutrition Programs
Posted on Tuesday June 23, 2015

With school out for the summer, we must keep in mind how children get food outside of the cafeteria. Today is Child Nutrition Reauthorization National Call In Day, making it an especially timely opportunity to join anti-hunger advocates in supporting child nutrition programs. In July 2013, only three million children ate subsidized summer lunches on […]

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Paid Leave Laws Support All Working Parents, Including Dads!
Posted on Wednesday June 17, 2015

This Father’s Day, when we take some time to celebrate the fathers in our lives, be they our dads, grandpas, uncles, brothers, cousins or friends, we thank these fathers for everything they do for their families. This special time of year is also an opportunity to reflect on fatherhood today and the challenges facing working […]

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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.