Pelavin: "The Reform Movement stands firmly by the freedom fighters in their struggle against the oppressive Iranian regime, as we uphold the Jewish ideal to 'seek peace and pursue it."
WASHINGTON, D.C., Dec. 24, 2009 - In response to the Senate passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act this morning, Mark Pelavin, Associate Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, issued the following statement:
Emerging Copenhagen Accord Inspires Hope for Global Climate Action Saperstein: "As we continue to tackle climate change, we must stay true to our responsibility by ensuring, through effective international agreements, that all global citizens are protected from climate
Pelavin: "This bill constitutes a significant step toward establishing health care coverage as a right and not a privilege in our country."
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Yoffie: "The United States must be ready to employ stronger economic tactics to curtail Irans threatening nuclear efforts, and todays vote brings us closer to that goal."
Saperstein: "Our traditions demand better. Our nation seeks better. God's children deserve better. This Congress can do better ... We pray and advocate that they will do better -for all Americans and for our nations future."
Saperstein: "The urgency of a nuclear Irans potential impact on the international community demands that we speak out and act. As we look to the new year, the world cannot afford to allow Iranian nuclear proliferation to continue unchecked."
Pelavin: "Our vision of reform is one that by definition protects womens access to reproductive health care services and ensures that no American will have his or her access to health insurance diminished."
Saperstein: "New, equitable, and comprehensive national and international policies are needed to truly tackle the environmental, economic, and public health challenge of climate change."