Sunday, November 26, 2006

New NYC Reform Jewish Social Action Newsletter

The Reform Jewish Voice of New York State (RJV), a committee of the Commission on Social Action of Reform Judaism, has launched a brand new e-Newsletter.

RJV e-Newsletters will provide updates on matters of concern in New York State as well as ways to become involved in statewide advocacy. Many issues of importance to the Reform Jewish community are being debated in our state legislatures, and we hope that you will help bring our Reform Jewish values to Albany through RJV.

Over the past few years, RJV has advocated on several important issues, including: support of same sex marriage, raising the minimum wage, providing emergency contraception and funding stem cell research, including embryonic stem cells. Additionally, we have opposed the death penalty and tax credits for private education. We expect that these issues will continue to be important advocacy issues next session as well as others!

The first issue is a little short on content, but future issues are expected to be a major route by which the Reform Movement will broadcast its legislative agenda and provide opportunities for activism. What I'd like to know is, what exactly are the "Reform Jewish values" that they plan to bring to albany?

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