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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 Other March Madness
Posted on Friday March 27, 2015

Whether you observe Passover according to the strict rules of Jewish law, or you attend one family Seder, or whether your Passover observance is watching The Prince of Egypt, or whatever traditions, practices or customs you find meaningful, the weeks leading up to Passover (April 3-11, 2015) feel like a Jewish March Madness. Between planning […]

Reforming All Aspects of Our Voting System
Posted on Wednesday March 25, 2015

The right to vote is fundamental to American democracy and has been a key part of the Religious Action Center’s work since our founding in 1961. As you may know, the RAC and Reform Jews have a proud legacy of support for the Civil Rights Movement and portions of the Civil Rights Act and Voting […]

Redemption for All God’s Children This Passover
Posted on Monday March 23, 2015

The United States has a mass incarceration problem. While only having 5% of the world’s population, the U.S. has 25% of the world’s incarcerated population, making us the world’s largest jailer. Between 1980 and 2012, the U.S. federal prison population rose from about 25,000 inmates to 219,000 inmates, an increase of more than 790 percent. […]

Reflections from a Father-Daughter Trip to Selma
Posted on Friday March 20, 2015

By Bobby and Sophie Harris My daughter Sophie and I drove from our home in Marietta, GA to participate in the commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday in Selma, Alabama. We attended a pre-march program at Temple Mishkan Israel—Selma’s only synagogue. Though the synagogue has less than 10 remaining members, the sanctuary was full […]

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

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.

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