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Two smiling teen girls holding signs that say FUTURE VOTER and SOCIAL JUSTICE ADVOCATE

Civic engagement, with voting at its center, is essential to our Reform Jewish values. Our sacred texts teach us that every voice in the community must be heard when it comes to making important decisions. Here's how to get involved this year. 

Jessica Becker
Male icon and female icon sitting upon coins on a seesaw to represent the gender wage imbalance
March 31 marks how far into the new year women must work to receive in wages what their male counterparts earned in the previous calendar year. 
 
 
Katie Wysong
Blurry image of a teenage boy with his hand at a metal fence

If we are to heed the call of freedom that Passover offers us, we must not close our eyes to the degradation currently taking place right outside our door.

Dr. Julia Paley
Hands holding a glowing globe

Editor's note: The text that follows was presented before a live audience at the 2019 Union for Reform Judaism Biennial.

Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner
Wooden gavel placed atop law books on a desk

I’m an attorney who a year ago knew nothing about immigration law. I’m still far from an expert, and I speak only English. But that hasn’t stopped me from volunteering on immigrant justice cases, hoping with intakes and other interviews using my “legal framed” mind. 

Mark Buchbinder
White flag with purple ribbon on it representing domestic violence awareness

Congress failed to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act in April. While the law itself remains intact, reauthorization has served as an essential mechanism for advocates to revise and improve the law as we learn more about how to address domestic violence.

Katie Wysong
Group of people sitting at a table inside a sukkah

Congregations from coast to coast welcomed immigrants, asylum-seekers, and refugees to be guests in their sukkot and to share their stories. Here are a few reports from congregations that held these moving events.

Arno Rosenfeld
Jonah Bookman poses with his state senator

I chose to spend the last day of summer before seventh grade participating in the 2019 Sacramento Lobby Day with the Cali

Jonah Bookman
Rabbi Rick Jacobs stands in front of immigration justice signs at the recent event in El Paso Texas

My faith requires me with every fiber of my being, to oppose the inhumane conditions in which infants, children and their parents are being caged.” 

Arno Rosenfeld

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