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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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Over the weekend, Gov. Cuomo reiterated the importance of the Women’s Equality Act. More than 850 organizations have joined together to support this plan, including Reform Jewish Voice of New York State. In June, the Assembly passed all ten points of the Governor’s plan and the fate of the legislation now lies with the Senate. Tell

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Published on September 25, 2013, by in RJV.

In anticipation of the Moreland Commission on Public Corruption hearing in Albany on September 24, 2013, RJV submitted written testimony encouraging changes to the campaign finance system in New York State. Our tradition commands us to seek impartiality in politics and to speak up for those who kept out of the political process due to

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It was an anti-climactic ending for this session in the New York State legislature; the Assembly passed an omnibus Women’s Equality Act (which, among other items, would have protected women’s access to reproductive health care services) but the Senate decided to take up the agenda as individual bills. New Yorkers were highly anticipating debate on

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Register for Advocacy Day here! Stand up for Reform Jewish values and discover the intersection of public policy, New York State politics and the Reform Jewish Movement at Reform Jewish Voice of New York State’s annual Advocacy Day! On Monday, May 6th, join us in Albany to hear from our guest speakers, state Senators Neil Breslin and Andrea Stewart-Cousins and

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This year, we are heading to Albany on Monday, May 6th and we hope you will meet us there! Advocacy Day is a unique opportunity to discover the convergence of public policy, New York State politics and the Reform Jewish Movement. In the coming weeks, we will be announcing the issues we will focus on this year.

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Earlier this month, Governor Cuomo’s State of the State address focused on a myriad of issues, many of which show up again in his budget proposal. There is a 4.4% increase in education spending, $1 billion over five years for affordable housing projects, $21 billion in state funds for disaster relief, recovery and mitigation and

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