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Published on July 14, 2016, by in RJV.

  A few weeks after the end of the 2016 legislative session, Governor Andrew Cuomo has only recently finished signing the bills that passed during the final moments Assembly Members and Senators spent in Albany. As we look back on the session, though, we have important victories to celebrate on some of RJV’s priority issues

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Published on June 17, 2016, by in RJV.

Contact: Max Rosenblum or Jacob Kraus 202.387.2800 | news@rac.org Albany, N.Y., June 17, 2016 – In response to the passage of A.10723/S.8131, a bill in the New York State legislature that will bring much-needed funding and oversight to the East Ramapo School District, Barbara Zaron and Richard C. Laskey, co-chairs of Reform Jewish Voice of

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Published on May 26, 2016, by in RJV.

On Monday, May 9, Reform Jewish social justice advocates from around New York State gathered in Albany for RJV’s annual Advocacy Day. These powerful leaders in their communities came together to articulate a vision for tzedek in the Empire State and to share that vision with their Assembly Members and Senators as the legislature sets

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Published on March 30, 2016, by in RJV.

This post originally appeared on the NFTY-New York Area Region Blog. On March 6th & 7th, 45 Jewish teens representing over 20 URJ congregations from the NY Area went to Albany to lobby our state legislators on social justice issues that matter to us as NFTYites. After spending Sunday learning about four different issues –

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Published on March 10, 2016, by in RJV.

Last month, I discussed a number of initiatives in Governor Cuomo’s State of the State and Executive Budget proposal that are in areas of particular interest to RJV, including Economic Justice, the Environment, Criminal Justice and Ethics. For the second part of our budget breakdown, I will be focusing on the Governor’s education proposals.

 
 
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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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