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  1. Brief Asking Federal Court to Reverse Ruling Allowing Strip Searches of Female Inmates As Training Exercise

    Reconstructing Judaism and the Reconstructionist Rabbinical Assocation joined an amicus brief in Henry v. Hulett submitted by Muslim Advocates,  asking the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit to re-hear and reverse a ruling that found that staff at an Illinois prison did not violate the Constitution when they forced female inmates to engage in a deeply humiliating and dehumanizing strip search as part of a training exercise.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/endorsement/brief-asking-federal-court-reverse-ruling-allowing-strip-searches-female-inmates

    Posted on: 2019/08/30 - 11:31am

  2. Statement by Congregation Dor Hadash on Justice Department Decision to Seek Death Penalty

    Yesterday, we learned that the U.S. Justice Department will seek the death penalty against the suspected shooter in the 2018 mass shooting that devastated three congregations and rocked the entire North American Jewish community.

    Reconstructing Judaism is proud to share this moving statement from our Pittsburgh affiliate, Congregation Dor Hadash. And we note that Jewish tradition is weighted heavily against the use of the death penalty.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/endorsement/statement-dor-hadash-justice-department-decision-seek-death-penalty

    Posted on: 2019/08/27 - 12:00pm

  3. HEAL act endorsement

    Reconstructing Judaism endorses the Health Equity and Access under the Law (HEAL) for Immigrant Women and Families Act of 2019. Under the act, immigrants in the United States can participate in the health care programs their billions of tax dollars support. By ensuring that all immigrants can access affordable coverage for which they are otherwise eligible, this bill will allow immigrant women and their families to receive the health care they need, and create healthier communities and a stronger economy.

    A fact sheet on the bill can be found here:

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/endorsement/endorsement-heal-immigrant-women-and-families-act

    Posted on: 2019/10/07 - 7:57am

  4. Amicus Brief Challenging Excessively-Broad Religious Exemptions for Health Care Employees

    Reconstructing Judaism joined an amicus brief submitted by the ADL and Americans United for Separation of Church and State to challenge the Conscience Rights in Health Care Rule issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in 2018. 

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/endorsement/amicus-brief-challenging-excessively-broad-religious-exemptions-health-care-employees

    Posted on: 2019/10/07 - 8:14am

  5. Letter in Opposition to "US Commission on Unalienable Rights"

    Reconstructing Judaism joined 430 human rights, civil rights, faith, and professional organizations, leaders, and scholars in an open letter expressing deep concern about the State Department’s recently announced Commission on Unalienable Rights. The signers object to the Commission’s stated purpose, which they believe is harmful to the global effort to protect the rights of all people.

    The main body of the letter is appended below. The attached PDF contains the full letter with footnotes, and a complete list of signatories.


    Dear Secretary Pompeo:

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/endorsement/letter-opposition-us-commission-unalienable-rights

    Posted on: 2019/07/23 - 12:00am

  6. Statement Urging Renewal of Violence Against Women Act

  7. Interfaith Letter in Support of Title X Funding

  8. Amicus Brief Opposing Forcing States to Fund Religious Education

    Reconstructing Judaism joined an amicus curiae brief to the Montana Supreme Court in the case of Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue. The brief argues against forcing states to fund religious education in violation of state constitutional provisions that are designed to protect the independence of religious groups. The brief was filed by the ACLU and American United for the Separation of Church and State, and was joined by the following signatories:

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/endorsement/amicus-brief-opposing-forcing-states-fund-religious-education

    Posted on: 2019/11/20 - 3:14pm

  9. Resolution on Rohingya Genocide

    In May of 2019, the board of Reconstructing Judaism and the Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association adopted this resolution condemining genocide of the Rohingya people of Burma and urging action.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/endorsement/resolution-rohingya-genocide

    Posted on: 2019/05/15 - 1:00pm

  10. Amicus Brief Opposing Overbroad Exemptions to ACA Contraception Mandate

    Reconstructing Judaism and the Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association joined Americans United, ADL, and a variety of other religious and civil liberties organizations in an amicus brief opposing overbroad accomodation of employers refusing to participate in the Affordable Care Act’s requirements regarding contraception coverage. The U.S.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/endorsement/amicus-brief-opposing-overbroad-exemptions-aca-contraception-mandate

    Posted on: 2020/01/03 - 11:57am

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