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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 and transition-related 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

The Reform Movement Opposes Senator Sessions for Attorney General

The Reform Movement strongly opposes the nomination of Senator Sessions as Attorney General.

Read our full statement here

Take Action Now: Urge your Senators to Oppose the Nomination of Senator Jeff Sessions as Attorney General

Join the Religious Action Center staff and other Reform Jews participating in the Women’s March on Washington for a Shabbat worship experience
on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Washington to Nosh, Pray and March

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

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.

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

Despite President Obama's 2012 executive order to protect DREAMers, participants in and applicants to DACA are once again vulnerable for deportation. Urge your Members of Congress to support the Bridge Act (S. 128), a bipartisan piece of legislation that would allow DACA recipients and those eligible for DACA to apply for “provisional protected presence” and work authorization for a three-year period.

Urge your Members of Congress to oppose the appointment of Steve Bannon to a White House leadership position. 

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.  

This webinar will include both Jewish text and a range of programmatic materials to help your synagogue encourage constructive disagreement and to observe the 9th of Adar. Register now to attend on January 26, 2017 at 2:30pm ET. 

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

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. 

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. 

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

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

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.

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. 

Signing up to receive RAC email is a terrific way to stay informed about the work of Jewish social justice and of the Religious Action Center.  We have a few lists that may suit your specific interests and needs, but remember to sign up for the 'Now' list for in-the-moment updates and calls to action.