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With control of the New York state Senate still unsettled, Governor Cuomo took the time to outline his “litmus test” of issues the legislature should tackle and pointed out opportunities squandered by both the Republican and Democratic Conferences when they were in power. He took to the Times Union last week to discuss how he prefers to

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Take advantage of our resource guide, Jewish values text study and religious school programming. Spend the month of Cheshvan (Oct. 17-Nov. 14) engaging in advocacy work to raise the state minimum wage. From adult education, to student programming and Jewish text sources, be sure to use our Advocacy Month ResourceGuide for all of your congregations’ needs. This guide gives you the tools to bring Advocacy Month to

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During the month of Cheshvan (October 17-November 14), RJV is asking congregations to dedicate one Shabbat service, one adult education program, or one religious school period to learning what our tradition teaches about fair and living wages. Earlier this year, the New York State legislature began to consider a raise in the state minimum wage from $7.25 an

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Governor Cuomo recently announced that permits for hydrofracturing in New York State will not be approved until a study of the health impacts of the controversial drilling method is completed. RJV supports the moritorum on hydorfracturing across the state until such a study is finished and submitted comments to the NYSDEC last year calling for extensive study of the

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Even though the clock ran out on New York’s legislative session (it ended on June 21), there are still numerous important issues that have yet to be brought to a vote. The legislature has left Albany but it is crucial to spotlight three issues that remain unfinished: the Reproductive Health Act, campaign finance reform and an

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Over 50 Reform Jews from around New York State joined Reform Jewish Voice on Monday to urge lawmakers in Albany to protect a woman’s right to choose, increase the minimum wage and implement campaign finance reform. A highlight of the day was a fiery speech by Sen. Liz Krueger on the importance of RJV’s advocacy

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Rallies have occurred in front of the Governor’s Mansion, around Albany, and across the state. Some lawmakers have worked tirelessly to assuage fears and cajole constituents, while others have spoken up about the deficit of scientific data and the lack of enthusiasm from citizens. And celebrities have found a new cause to throw their support, voices and

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Want to learn about the issues we will be advocating on in Albany next month? Check out our reproductive rights, campaign finance reform and minimum wage issue pages. Not registered yet? No problem. Click here to register for Advocacy Day and spend the day in Albany meeting with legislators and celebrating RJV’s 10th anniversay!

 
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RJV is co-sponsoring an event hosted by One Voice to Save Choice on April 23 at 7pm that will include a dialogue entitled The War on Women: What’s at Stake and What You Can Do between Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America; The Rev. Dr. Katharine Rhodes Henderson, President of Auburn Seminary; and Rabbi

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