Saperstein: "The United States leadership on this non-proliferation vote was critical and recognizes that no matter our economic, social or ecological advances, the world remains at grave risk if we continue to allow the proliferation of nuclear weapons."
"It is time for our laws to reflect these values and allow members of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community to live their professional lives without fear of discrimination or the pressure to hide their true identity."
Pelavin: "There are many urgent challenges facing our community, our nation, and our world today, but few pose a more serious and more urgent threat than global climate change, especially for the most vulnerable in our nation and around the world."
Saperstein: "[W]e commend President Obama for moving forcefully, during his first visit to the United Nations General Assembly as President, to restart the negotiations process."
Pelavin: "The Respect for Marriage Act is a positive and welcome step toward full equality for the LGBT community."
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Saperstein: "The gathering today affirms that there is a broad Jewish community census supporting the bold statements made by Congressional leaders on both sides of the aisle that the time to take decisive action regarding Iran has arrived."
Washington, D.C., August 4, 2016 – In response to the release of the Movement for Black Lives Policy Platform, Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner, Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, issued the following statement on behalf of the Union for Reform Judaism, the Central Conference of American Rabbis, ARZA: The Association of Reform Zionists of America, the American Conference of Cantors, Men of Reform Judaism, Women of Reform Judaism, and the North American Federation of Temple Youth:
Washington, D.C., August 9, 2016 – With general election season well underway, the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (RAC) is launching a new nonpartisan initiative to promote voter protection and participation across the country, beginning with a joint kick-off event with the NAACP on August 18 in Raleigh, NC.
Washington, D.C., August 12, 2016 –This week, 20 Jewish groups together submitted comments coordinated by the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism in support of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s proposed rule regarding predatory payday lending. The comments reflected the organizations’ shared commitment to helping build a society where lending is used as a step toward opportunity, rather than as a stumbling block. The full text of the letter follows: