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Death Penalty

 

We are at a pivotal moment for the death penalty in the United States; the country is not moving forward, but backwards. Federal executions are coming back after a 16-year hiatus, as Attorney General Barr announced that the Department of Justice will resume executions of death-row inmates. Following this announcement in July 2019, Barr instructed the Federal Bureau of Prisons to schedule executions starting as early as December for five men.

Among the states, we are witnessing a similar turn to the more barbaric. In an unprecedented announcement, Oklahoma said it would...

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People voting in a gymnasium

As the Voting Rights Act turns 54 this year, we lament the sixth anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Shelby County v. Holder decision, which has made voting more difficult, especially for poor people, people of color, and the elderly. As we look ahead to the 2020 general election, we must continue the fight for our fundamental right and embrace our civic duty to vote. Let us reaffirm the values backed in the Voting Rights Act, which was drafted in 1965 in the library of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (“the RAC”).

The Voting Rights Act helped block laws that deny...

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Voting rights

As the Voting Rights Act turns 54 this year, we lament the sixth anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Shelby County v. Holder decision. As we look ahead to the 2020 general election next year, we must continue the fight for our fundamental right and embrace our civic duty to vote. Let us reaffirm the values baked in this crucial legislation, which was drafted in the Religious Action Center’s very own library in 1965.

The Voting Rights Act helped block laws that deny citizens the equal right to vote based on race and enacted federal voting protections, especially in states with a...

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