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Tuesday is National Equal Pay Day–the day in 2014 when women’s salaries catch up to men’s earnings from 2013. That’s right–over fifteen months of work for one year’s pay! Women head more than 1,000,000 households in New York State, and more than 63% of working mothers are primary breadwinners or co-breadwinners. The Women’s Equality Act (A.8070) would close

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Reform Jewish Voice of New York State invites you to join us on Monday, May 5th in Albany for our annual Advocacy Day! You will have the opportunity to hear from legislative leaders, become a policy expert, delve into the Jewish values driving our social justice work, meet other New Yorkers passionate about tikkun olam

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“We understand that hunger is a huge issue that cannot be fixed easily. It is a multi-faceted problem and millions of Americans across the country struggle with every day. That is why we want to start small, and advocate for immediate change in New York.”—A NFTY-NAR teen advocating for anti-hunger programs. Not enough people take

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Published on February 27, 2014, by in RJV.

In the current economic crisis, low to moderate income families are struggling to survive and are more likely to need government assistance to keep food on the table and a roof over their heads. In 2010, nearly 2.8 million New Yorkers lived in poverty—14% of all New Yorkers—and 12.4% of residents struggled with food insecurity.

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  Albany, N.Y., January 9, 2014: In response to Governor Cuomo’s State of the State address on January 8, 2014, RJV Co-Chairs Barbara Zaron and Jennifer Jaech issued the following statement:   Reform Jewish Voice of New York State (RJV), the Reform Movement’s social justice advocate in New York, sees the Governor’s State of the State

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On Rosh Hashanah, we say Shana tovah u’metukah (a good and sweet new year). And while we are nearly four months into 5774, we are only seven days into 2014 and it’s not shaping up to be a good or sweet year for millions of Americans. Congress has yet to extend unemployment insurance for those desperately seeking work, the

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Published on December 12, 2013, by in RJV.

In 2010, nearly 2.8 million New Yorkers lived in poverty—that’s 14% of all New Yorkers!—and 12.4% of residents struggled with food insecurity, meaning they are unsure about when they will next receive a meal. In Buffalo, Syracuse, Rochester and Albany, poverty rates are above 25% and over 2.3 million residents statewide rely on emergency food

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Published on November 14, 2013, by in RJV, URJ.

Have you registered for the URJ Biennial in San Diego? You can already check out the schedule of events and speakers. Be sure to let us know if you will be in San Diego so we can send you information about an RJV meet-up!  

 
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Published on October 30, 2013, by in RJV.

Election Day is less than one week from today! Just a quick reminder that New York State requires voters to be registered at least 25 days prior to an election—there is no same-day voter registration.   Are you prepared to head to the polls on Tuesday, November 5th?  Do you know where your voting precinct is

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