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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 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

Fresh Updates from RACBlog: Civil Rights

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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Why We’re Marching: America’s Journey for Justice
Posted on Tuesday August 18, 2015

When the NAACP’s America’s Journey for Justice began in Selma, AL, on August 1, the Reform Movement was there as a partner and ally. This historic 860-mile march in which nearly 200 Reform rabbis and activists are participating, will culminate in Washington, D.C. on September 16. Throughout, the marchers are demonstrating to our nation’s leaders that Americans […]

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Honoring the Life of Julian Bond
Posted on Monday August 17, 2015

On Saturday night, legendary civil rights leader Julian Bond passed away at the age of 75. Mr. Bond spent his life fighting for social justice—he was a founding member of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), a co-founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center and a longtime chairman of the NAACP. His loss is felt […]

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