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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

From Heartbreak to Action: Racial Inequality in California
Posted on Tuesday April 21, 2015

by Rabbi Rebekah Stern I lay in bed one night late last summer, scrolling, as I often do, through my Facebook newsfeed on my phone. As a congregational rabbi and a mother of two young children—a now almost five-year old girl and two-year old boy—these last moments before I fall asleep are the only ones […]

At the Consultation: Black-Jewish Relations Past, Present and Future
Posted on Tuesday April 21, 2015

At the RAC’s Consultation on Conscience April 26-28, 2015, we are thrilled to have Rabbi Susan Talve of Central Reform Congregation in St. Louis, Missouri and Aaron Jenkins of Operation Understanding DC lead a workshop on how congregations can engage in the important civil rights work of our time. Rabbi Talve will speak about her […]

At Consultation: Addressing Injustice in our Justice System
Posted on Wednesday April 15, 2015

At the RAC’s Consultation on Conscience on April 26-28, Reform rabbis and social action leaders from across the country will gather to hear experts speak about the crucial issues of today – including racial and economic justice. On Monday morning of the Consultation, we have the privilege of hearing from Bryan Stevenson, the founder and […]

Take Action: Restore Voting Rights

The Voting Rights Amendment Act would help restore protectings against restrictive voting laws in the aftermath of hte 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.

Contact Our Legislative Policy Team

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