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Saturday, June 25 commemorates the third anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in the case Shelby County v. Holder that struck down key provisions of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (VRA). The VRA, which was partially drafted in the RAC’s offices, is one of the most important civil rights victories in our nation’s history, granting the federal government the necessary authority to enforce the right to equal access to the ballot for all...

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At the Paris summit in December 2015, mayors from around the world met to sign a declaration in support of transition to 100% renewable energy in their cities. With more...

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In a northern suburb of Chicago, on a small tract of formerly unused land situated between a commuter train track and bicycle path, an all-volunteer group is doing some amazing work. Each year, the Glencoe Community Garden grows approximate 2,000 to 3,000 pounds of organic vegetables, all to be donated to food pantries and other non-profit agencies in the Chicago area. The Garden began with a grant from Congregation Am Shalom in celebration of its 40th anniversary.

I had a simmering interest in compost, with semi-success using a small tumbler in our backyard. I heard about the...

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In January, world leaders launched the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and promote health and well-being for all by 2030. In order to achieve goal number three, “Ensuring healthy lives and promoting the well-being for all at all ages,” we must increase efforts to fully eradicate a wide range of diseases, and address persistent and emerging health issues. Although the international...

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This is the fifth in a series of posts outlining some of the core issues related to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict and the Reform Movement’s positions on these issues. Click here to read the introduction to the seriesclick here for a post on Israel’s security needsclick here for a post on borders and...

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