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Civil Rights

The Reform Movement works on a variety of civil rights issues. From the right to vote to criminal justice reform, from LGBT equality to immigration reform, we work for fair and equitable treatment of all individuals under the law. 

Civil Rights

Fresh Updates from RACBlog: Civil Rights

Fresh Updates from RACBlog: Civil Rights

The Movie Selma: Where is Heschel?
Posted on Friday January 23, 2015

By Al Vorspan The movie Selma moved me very deeply, and I was impressed with the superb acting (especially MLK) and brilliant writing. But I was also troubled that this movie (so clearly on the side of the angels) unwittingly continues a trend I have watched for decades with mounting discomfort—the gradual bleaching out of […]

Inspired and Empowered: Jewish Social Justice, MLK Legacy and NFTY Southern
Posted on Friday January 23, 2015

By Alexa Broida I had the pleasure of spending MLK weekend with NFTY Southern in Memphis at their “Kallah Clave” social justice weekend. Back in the fall, the NFTY Southern Regional Advisor, Becci Jacobs, reached out to Mitzvah Corps as a partner in the visioning of the event and we began brainstorming together. Being able […]

RAC Submits Public Comments to President’s Policing Task Force
Posted on Tuesday January 20, 2015

The Task Force on 21st Century Policing, which President Obama created by Executive Order in December, convened for the first time on Tuesday, January 13. The first listening session was on “Building Trust and Legitimacy” and included testimony from five different panels of witnesses representing members of the law enforcement community, local politicians and mayors, […]

Two Steps Forward, One Step Back: Updates on the Death Penalty
Posted on Tuesday January 13, 2015

Just last month, the Reform Movement proudly participated in the launch of the 90 Million Strong Campaign to Abolish the Death Penalty. Barbara Weinstein, Director of the Commission on Social Action of Reform Judaism spoke on behalf of the Reform Movement, which has long advocated for the abolition of the death penalty and reform of the criminal justice […]

Racial profiling raises serious civil rights concerns and undermines the criminal justice system.

Celebrate Shabbat Tzedek and continue our long history of working across lines of faith and race to end discrimination and speak out against inequality and prejudice.

Contact Our Legislative Policy Team

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