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The Urgency of Now

The need for tikkun olamworld repair, at this moment in history is palpable and enormous. We have put together this Resource Center to help you quickly seek out and act on the Reform Movement's most urgent legislative action alerts and resources. This page will be updated in real-time so remember to check back frequently for additional ways to take action. 

Urgency of Now Resource Center

Act now on important immigration issues

Use our action alerts to contact President Trump and Congress about these important immigration issues.

Protect DREAMers from deportation
Support comprehensive immigration reform
Oppose unjust immigration ban

On January 31, President Donald Trump nominated Judge Neil Gorsuch of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals to be an Associate Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court. Read our statement here. 

The RAC will deliver questions from the Reform Movement to the Judiciary Committee in advance of Judge Gorsuch's confirmation hearings. 

Women’s health care providers, including Planned Parenthood, are essential to providing critical services to women.

A Congregation can take a stand on public policy issues without compromising its tax-exempt status, as long as it does not endorse any particular candidate for office. Learn more about this distinction and other important ways your synagogue can speak truth to power.  

Urge Congress to preserve the Affordable Care Act

Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), almost 23 million previously uninsured Americans gained health care coverage. Urge your Member of Congress to preserve the ACA and ensure millions of Americans maintain their access to healthcare.

Send a letter to your Member of Congress
Call your Senators and Representatives

Date: Thursday, February 9
Time: 1 - 2 PM EST

Join us for an informational webinar about the “sanctuary” movement, which uses the moral power of churches and synagogues to directly shelter individuals and families at risk of deportation or otherwise support neighboring houses of worship engaged in this work. 

As we have in the past, the RAC is gathering questions from members of the Reform Movement to aid the Senate in its consideration of President-elect Trump's executive branch nominations.

Urge Congress to oppose the ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017, which would would undermine some of the most important measures that protect equal accessibility for individuals with disabilities.

Join us in Washington, DC for a timely Movement-wide conversation about social justice in North America. Held April 30-May 2, 2017, Consultation brings together Reform Jewish advocates and allies to chart our path forward. 

Read the latest updates and learn more about how the Reform Jewish Movement is working to combat the rise of Hate Crimes.

Opportunities for Teens and Young Adults

For teens and young adults that want to get involved in social justice work, take a look at the following opportunities.

High school students
L'Taken Social Justice Seminars
Mitzvah Corps Summer Programs
Kutz Camp Social Action Summer Track

College students/recent grads
Machon Kaplan Summer Internship Program
Eisendrath Legislative Assistant Fellowship

Learn more about GreenFaith's Energy Shield program to help combat climate change. Learn what your congregation can do right now to offset its carbon footprint. 

The Reflect page contains links to materials designed for synagogues and communities to spur learning and conversation about racial diversity, about the deep racial disparities that afflict our society, about how we as Reform Jews can join the struggle for racial justice.

Past Webinars

Watch our past webinars to learn how the Reform Movement is reacting and responding to the new political climate in North America. 

Mobilizing to Meet the Challenges Facing Our Nation
Post-election Reflection Call

Get in-the-moment updates

Follow the RAC on social media to stay up-to-date with the best ways to help the Reform Movement advocate for social justice in North America. We frequently post about Action Alerts, public statements, and relevant initiatives from around the United States and Canada.