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TIKKUN OLAM WEEK OF JULY 28, 2021

PROTECT the RIGHT to VOTE

The right to vote is fundamental in a democracy, and we must ensure that elections are accessible for all.  Join the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (RAC) and urge your Senators to support legislation like The For the People Act (H.R.1/S.1) and the John Lewis Voting Rights Act (H.R.4/S. 4) that will protect the freedom to vote by establishing national standards for federal elections and ensuring that voter registration and voting options are equally accessible across the United States.  Take ACTION by:

  • contacting your Senators to urge them to support these important pieces of legislation;
  • participating in a virtual lobby meeting with your Senators as part of a RAC statewide delegation. Senator Feinstein, Aug. 5, 9:30 am PT; Senator Padilla, Aug 2, 11:30 a.m. PT.  Register at Join A Visit Below:

Join a Visit Here


CLIMATE

JEWISH EARTH ALLIANCE -  SOUTHERN CA. CHAPTER ZOOM MEETING
 

Join us:          Date:   Wed., July 28

                        Time:  Noon

                        Via Zoom:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89714593222

Ayn Cracium, Policy Advocate for the Climate Action Campaign, will speaking about Community Choice Energy, a clean energy program that the Climate Action Campaign is urging local cities to adopt for their electricity.  The city of Aliso Viejo is currently considering this program, and it will be proposed to the Laguna Niguel City Council very soon.  Irvine has adopted it, and, as a result, will achieve 100% clean energy by 2035 or much sooner at no additional cost to customers, reducing emissions in Irvine by 360,000 metric tons per year (roughly equivalent to taking 78,000 cars off the road). 


DEMOCRACY, RACIAL JUSTICE, ANTI-SEMITISM

JEWISH COMMUNITY RELATIONS COUNCIL -

COMBAT RISING HATE, TACKLE INEQUITY, AND STRENGTHEN OUR DEMOCRACY

The JCRC 2021 legislative agenda is about combating the rise in antisemitism and anti-Asian American/Pacific Islander (AAPI) hate, and other forms of racism and bigotry, and advancing justice in the post-COVID era. Join them by calling on our California elected officials to support legislation addressing the bias and inequity that the pandemic laid bare in our state.

They are promoting 25 bills for this legislative session, all of which fall under the three major planks of the campaign:

  1. Combating Hate - Lead bill: AB 57, a response to rising antisemitism, most recently seen in the assault on diners in Los Angeles, and the string of anti-AAPI hate crimes.
  2. Fighting Inequity - Lead bills: AB 4, which extends affordable healthcare to hard-hit immigrant communities, and SB 731, a bill advancing just law enforcement in impactful ways, including an expansion of arrest-record relief.
  3. Advancing Democracy - Lead bill: AB 37, which empowers California to build on its recent success in reaching voters by requiring elections officials to mail a ballot to every active registered voter.

As we seek to emerge from the pandemic, the time is now to ensure all communities are supported. NOW is the time to ACT NOW


RAC RACIAL JUSTICE 2021 CAMPAIGN

If you have not already, make a commitment to be a part of the Reform Movement’s Racial Justice Campaign!

Register for an upcoming REDI training

4-Part Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) Community Training Series, July 28, August 4, August 11, and August 18 from 5-6:30 p.m. PT. This series will focus on how to create a DEI Working Group, focused on utilizing the URJ Congregational Assessment, so that you can identify both short and long term goals and establish action plans towards creating an inclusive community for individuals and families from a wide range of backgrounds.

Together, we can build a more just world and build community among members of our congregation at the same time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next JJA Meeting:
Sunday, Aug. 15, 10 AM via
zoom: 


Contact Carol Singer at normcarol@cox.net
more information.

 

 

 

 

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