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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

Solidarity Forever Singalong
Posted on Monday August 03, 2015

I have always loved musicals. When I was younger, I remember watching the musical Newsies, a movie about a group of young newspaper workers calling for fair treatment in response to new restrictions by newspaper giant Joseph Pulitzer that make it harder for them to earn money. I would belt out “Pulitzer may own the […]

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For Texas, Reproductive Justice is a Numbers Game
Posted on Wednesday July 29, 2015

By Megan Sims If I drive east from the house I grew up in for five minutes, I will go by an abortion clinic. If I drive west from the house I grew up in for five hours, I will be in Lubbock, a moderately sized city, home to Texas Tech University and the economic […]

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The Taxing Challenge of Lifting Americans Out of Poverty
Posted on Tuesday July 28, 2015

Our Jewish values encourage us to advocate for systems that can lift people out of poverty. Jewish history also provides us with an example for helping the needy. During Talmudic times, much of tzedakah (justice) was done though tax-financed, community-run programs that helped those in needed, paralleling the entitlement security that we fight for and continue to fight […]

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Wage Discrimination Continues to Cast a Shadow
Posted on Monday July 27, 2015

Even in 2015, equal pay for equal work for women is not a reality in the United States and it’s no different for female professional soccer players. The National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) only pays its players between $6,000 and $30,000 per year, while Major League Soccer (MLS) players earn a minimum salary of $50,000 […]

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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.