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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

Observe Tisha B'av with this contemporary offering on racial justice. 

Take Action: Restore Voting Rights

The Voting Rights Amendment 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

Fresh Updates from RACBlog: Civil Rights

Praying With Our Feet: America’s Journey for Justice
Posted on Friday July 24, 2015

Beginning in August, the Reform Movement will join the NAACP on America’s Journey for Justice—an historic 860-mile march from Selma, Alabama, to Washington, D.C. The Religious Action Center is organizing hundreds of rabbis in partnership with the NAACP for the Journey, which will mobilize activists and advance a focused advocacy agenda that protects the right of […]

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President Obama Pushes Ahead on Criminal Justice
Posted on Wednesday July 15, 2015

In a video announcement on Monday, President Obama announced that he is granting clemency to 46 men and women. Because of much-needed reforms to sentencing laws, if convicted of the exact same crime today, nearly all of these individuals would have already served their full sentences and reintegrated into society. This announcement comes only a […]

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Confederate Flag Flies No More Over South Carolina Capitol
Posted on Monday July 13, 2015

On Friday, the Confederate flag was permanently taken down from the South Carolina State House, after weeks of activism and debate. The debate was sparked after the killing of nine people at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina in mid-June. As Reform Jews who advocate for tolerance and equality for all of God’s people, […]

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Contact Our Legislative Policy Team

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