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Published on March 29, 2018, by in RJV.

As we get closer to the final budget proposal, here are the status of some of the priority issues we lobbied for during advocacy day: We have heard reports that bail reform might not be in the final budget. RJV strongly supports ending the unjust money bail system, which you can learn more about here.

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Published on January 31, 2018, by in RJV.

RJV is excited to announce registration for our annual Albany Advocacy Day is now open! Reform Jewish Voice of New York State (RJV) is Judaism’s progressive voice for social justice in the state. We need your voice when we return to Albany on Monday, March 12, 2018, where we will be part of an inter-generational

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Published on November 29, 2017, by in RJV.

On October 22, almost 30 people joined us for RJV’s annual retreat, this year hosted at Brooklyn Heights Synagogue. We began the day by hearing from Joy Friedman, director of organizing at the Religious Action Center, who discussed her own Jewish identity and how it informed her drive for justice, then launched a conversation about

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Published on October 10, 2017, by in RJV.

Reform Jewish Voice of New York State is excited to host our annual retreat on Sunday, 10/22 at the Brooklyn Heights Synagogue. On site-check in will start at 9:00 am and the retreat will run from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. The retreat is an exciting opportunity to learn about issues which RJV works on,

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Published on July 28, 2017, by in RJV.

Dear Friend, Reform Jewish Voice of New York State (RJV) is our collective voice for Jewish social justice advocacy in New York. Our mission is to promote state legislation and governmental actions that embody the principles of the Reform Jewish movement through education on the critical issues facing our state and advocacy in Albany and local

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Published on May 16, 2017, by in RJV.

Voting Rights Legislative Ask: RJV supports the $7 million in the Governor’s budget for in person early voting, and the suite of voting reforms found in the New York Votes Act package (A05312) that will allow automatic and online registration, no fault absentee voting, and restoring parolee voting rights. Background: The right to vote is

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Published on April 14, 2017, by in RJV.

On April 10, 2017, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed “Raise the Age” legislation into law, bringing New York in line with the rest of the nation in how juvenile offenders are treated by state judicial systems.  (North Carolina is now the only state that treats 16- and 17-year-old defendants as adults.)  The legislative battle over “Raise the Age” was

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Published on March 23, 2017, by in RJV.

Join RJV leaders and Jewish social justice advocates from across the Empire State for a face-to-face opportunity with your state elected officials. Meet us in Albany to speak truth to power about issues that matter and about cherished values that define us both as individuals and as a people. We will be lobbying on the

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Published on February 17, 2017, by in RJV.

On January 17, the New York State Assembly passed the Comprehensive Contraception Coverage Act (A1378), which would require insurers to provide copay-free coverage for all FDA-approved contraceptives. Emergency contraception like Plan B, which typically costs upwards of $50 without a prescription, would be covered over the counter, and male contraception would also be covered. The

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