The Voting Rights Advancement Act would help restore protections against restrictive voting laws in the aftermath of the Supreme Court's 2013 Shelby v. Holder decision.
In honor of the 50th anniversary of the notorious "Bloody Sunday" march in Selma and the historic civil rights movement, join the RAC to learn about the fight for racial justice then and now.
Fresh Updates from RACBlog: Civil Rights
Introducing the 2015-2016 Eisendrath Legislative Assistants!
Posted on Wednesday September 09, 2015
It’s that time of year! The newest class of Eisendrath Legislative Assistants arrived at the RAC two weeks ago, and jumped right into the Washington, D.C. world of politics, advocacy and social justice. We are so looking forward to what they will do and accomplish for tikkun olam this year. Clockwise from the top left: Adam Waters grew […]
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Sound the Shofar
Posted on Tuesday September 08, 2015
By Rabbi Fred Guttman Adapted from a speech given on September 3, 2015 at a rally for voting rights in Raleigh, NC. At this time of the year, Jewish people throughout the world hear the sounds of the rams horn or what we call the shofar. In ancient times, the shofar was used to […]
The Call to Californians: Act to End Racial Injustice
Posted on Wednesday August 19, 2015
By Rabbi Paul Kipnes When the call came to drop everything and fly cross-country to highlight the racial injustice that still exists in America, nearly 200 Reform rabbis answered. We put personal and work lives on hold to retrace the steps of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. from Selma to Montgomery and beyond. Now we […]
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