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The year 5775 saw a number of highlights for RJV’s work to create an Empire State of Tzedek. Take a look at the year’s achievements: We submitted testimony to the State Assembly in support of single-payer health care. We participated in Westchester Congregations Community’s social justice training led by the URJ and the RAC. We

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Join us in Albany on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 for a press conference and meetings with legislative leaders on this critical issue.  In preparation for the events on June 10, please join us for a conference call on Monday, June 8 at 8 pm. Will provide background information, talking points and logistics for Wednesday. RSVP

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Recently, Henry Greenberg, New York State monitor to the East Ramapo Central School District, reported that children attending East Ramapo public schools are not receiving fair, equitable and just access to educational opportunities. Jewish values call on us to cherish education and pursue justice, and both are at risk for the children attending public school

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Last week, the co-chairs of Reform Jewish Voice of New York State, Barbara Zaron and Joel Elliot, sent letters to Governor Andrew Cuomo, Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie on critical education issues. The letters focused on the education incentives investment tax credit and the NY DREAM Act, which had been

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On Monday, the New York State Assembly passed the Trafficking Victims Protection and Justice Act, which strengthens criminal penalties for sex trafficking. This bill had already been passed by the Senate, alongside eight other points of the Women’s Equality Act. While RJV took no position on the content of this one part of the 10-point Women’s

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Earlier this week, we had the pleasure of joining NFTY-NAR for Albany Advocacy Day, in which over 80 teens descended on Albany for a two-day program about Reform Judaism and social justice. On Sunday, the teens learned about five different topics: raising the minimum wage, gender expression non-discrimination, the Women’s Equality Act, education (including the

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