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Published on June 25, 2015, by in RJV.

Although it might seem that the legislative session could end any day now, our social justice work in New York State will continue on. RJVNYS submitted testimony for the Wage Board Hearing on Minimum Wage Increase in the Fast Food Industry on Thursday, in support of raising the minimum wage to a true living wage indexed

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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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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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Following the Governor’s State of the State speech last week, a number of faith groups in New York have joined together to call for robust policies that further economic justice. Barbara Zaron, one of the RJVNYS co-chairs was quoted in three press releases speaking on behalf of RJV:

 
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New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo delivered a combined State of the State address and 2015-2016 budget proposal yesterday. The presentation addressed a myriad of issues, many of which are of significance to RJV and our work to promote social justice in New York. These topline proposals align with our work, and as we get

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Published on January 8, 2015, by in RJV.

On Sunday, February 8, members of the Westchester community are invited to an advocacy training run in conjunction with the Union for Reform Judaism and the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism. During the daylong training, participants will have a chance to understand some of the global, national and local issues concerning us and how

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Published on January 5, 2015, by in RJV.

On January 21, 2014 at 1:30PM, Governor Andrew Cuomo will deliver the State of the State address. We will have coverage and our response on the day, but in anticipation of the speech, here’s what we’re anticipating:   In his inauguration address, Governor Cuomo talked about the importance of growing the economy, creating jobs and

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