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Fresh Updates from RACBlog: Housing & Homelessness

Fresh Updates from RACBlog: Housing & Homelessness

Prepping for Consultation on Conscience: Advocacy 101
Posted on Friday April 17, 2015

We’re excited to welcome our Consultation on Conscience participants to Washington, D.C. in just over a week! In addition to briefings with public policy decision makers and the Reform Movement’s own social action leaders, we’ll head to Capitol Hill for a lobby day, meeting with Senators and Representatives to lift up our Reform Jewish voices […]

The Modern Plagues of Inequality
Posted on Thursday April 02, 2015

On Passover, we remember the ten plagues that were put upon the Egyptian people. Thousands of years later, modern-day plagues of inequality should ignite contemporary responses to combat these injustices. Many of the most vulnerable members of our society are disproportionately affected; they cannot be “passed over” or ignored, especially during this important holiday. As […]

This Passover, We are Guiding People Home
Posted on Thursday March 26, 2015

By Lara Pukatch and Rebecca Koppel As Passover approaches, Jews remember that we were once slaves, forced into backbreaking labor and oppressed by the Egyptian pharaohs. Our escape from bondage came after forty years of wandering without a place to call home.  At this time of year and throughout the Passover Seder, we often think of those […]

Ending Child Poverty: The Way Forward
Posted on Wednesday March 25, 2015

Child poverty is a national crisis that must be addressed. In the United States, there are 14.7 million poor children and 6.5 million extremely poor children. This means that the number of poor children (14.7 million) is greater than the combined populations of Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Maine, Montana, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Vermont, West […]

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