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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

President Makes Positive Steps Forward in Demilitarizing Police
Posted on Tuesday May 19, 2015

The topics of criminal justice reform and community-police relations have been at the top of the news cycle for months. In fact, just yesterday the President traveled to Camden, New Jersey and visited with local law enforcement and met with young people in the Camden community to hear directly about the progress the revamped police […]

Another Way to Welcome Shabbat
Posted on Monday May 11, 2015

On Friday May 1, a number of us boarded the MARC train to Baltimore on our way to a march and rally organized by Jews United for Justice. We were once again disappointed and outraged by the death of an unarmed black man at the hands of the police. Though we were standing up for […]

Living in the Hyphen – Confronting Internalized Racism
Posted on Tuesday May 05, 2015

by Rabbi Jen Gubitz A version of these remarks was delivered by Rabbi Jen Gubitz on May 1, 2015 at Temple Shir Tikva in Wayland, MA.  It was an image out of a utopian movie. Children seated in organized rows. Some dressed in traditional African garments. A vast array of what you could see: skin […]

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.

Contact Our Legislative Policy Team

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