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Handwritten sign reading DISABILITY RIGHTS ARE CIVIL RIGHTS

Discussions about health care are consuming Washington, D.C. as lawmakers have introduced major legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act and implement a new proposal that would make drastic changes to health care coverage.

Nathan Bennett
hands stacked one atop another in a show of support and cooperation

Halfway through Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month, here are some of the many stories, ideas, and resources that have resulted from this important awareness effort.

Jane E. Herman
Supreme Court Building

In addition to the current Supreme Court vacancy, there are 118 unfilled judicial seats in the federal courts, affecting our nation’s ability to pursue justice.

Max Antman
Front of a classroom with a large chalkboard and an empty teachers desk with a laptop and school supplies

I am a living, breathing example of what the ADA can do for public school students in need of services. If someone tries to tell you otherwise, share my story. It's not one in a million. It's one of millions.

Alexandra Gilbert
Disembodied hand holding a sign that says DO JUSTICE LOVE MERCY MARCH PROUDLY

After doing half an hour of work – during which time I received a few more calls to action through email, Facebook, and Twitter – I asked myself: Why don’t I think I’m the kind of person who would show up? Who is?

Marissa Solomon
Women march behind a banner that says JUSTICE AND EQUALITTY FOR ALL

I turn to you, our elected representatives, to let you know that I am holding you accountable .I am a values voter, and these are the values that will determine my future votes.

Rabbi Marla J. Feldman

My teens lobbied their members of Congress on LGBTQ equality, comprehensive sexuality ed, climate change, the minimum wage, refugee resettlement, and gun violence prevention, each choosing an issue that was personally important to them.

Rabbi Jared H. Saks
Asian woman in a pink knit hat wearing a button that reads MARCH PROUDLY

On Saturday, January 21st, Reform Jews joined marches for women's rights in all 50 states & cities around the world. Here are photos and thoughts from the day.

Kate Bigam
Womens March protesters carrying a sign for the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism

On January 21, millions of women and supporters around the globe turned out to demonstrate peacefully for human rights and against hate. But how do we turn a moment into a movement?

Rabbi Ruth Adar
US Supreme Court building on a sunny day

Sunday marked 44 years since the Supreme Court ruled in Roe v. Wade on January 22, 1973, recognizing that the constitutional rights to privacy and liberty protect a woman’s right to choose whether to have an abortion.

Maya Weinstein

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