WRJ Women Act

WRJ has a long and proud history of advocacy and engagement on public policy issues. We take action on the basis of existing resolutions and policy statements adopted by our leadership as well as the values of Reform and Progressive Judaism. 

Today, we are being called upon to speak out on a wide range of issues, from cabinet nominations to international relations, from health care to environmental regulations, from stranded refugees to issues before the highest Court in the land. The speed of this activity is overwhelming.

This web page is intended to be your resource center - a place where you will find all the latest tools and news about WRJ's newest advocacy campaign. Visit it often and check back frequently for updates.

In the coming months, as we organize, mobilize, seek partners, preach, teach, and lift up our voices to secure the America of our dreams, as WRJ women always have done, WRJ will continue to do what it does best - educate and organize WRJ women to be effective leaders and advocates for the values we share.

As highlighted in the WRJ Advocacy Plan, we have identified six high priority social justice issues for us to focus on as an organization.

These issues include:

  • Pay Equity
  • Violence Against Women
  • Reproductive Rights
  • Economic Justice and Labor Rights
  • Israel and Religious Pluralism
  • Immigration and Refugee Reform

If you are interested in supporting WRJ's important work in this arena, take a look at the opportunities to donate to the Social Justice Fund and complete your Social Justice Fund Pledge Card or donate online.

If you have questions, please connect with us on Yammer or email Alyson Malinger, Advocacy and Communications Associate (amalinger@wrj.org). 

 

In Response to the
Parkland, Florida Shooting:

Gun Violence Prevention Now!

“Do not stand idly by the blood of your neighbor.” (Leviticus 19:16)

When will enough be enough? The shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL replaced the 1999 Columbine High School massacre as the deadliest high school shooting in America. WRJ is committed to speaking out on the issue of gun violence in America. Starting in as early as 1967, WRJ has been advocating for gun safety laws and has repeatedly condemned mass shootings. Although common-sense gun legislation is an arduous goal, WRJ pledges to continue its efforts to protect our children, families, friends, and neighbors from gun violence. 

Below are background materials, resources, and opportunities to get involved in the fight against gun violence: 

WRJ Policy on Gun Violence Prevention

The Reform Jewish Perspective on Gun Violence (RAC)

Community Action Guide on Gun Violence Prevention

How to Talk to Your Kids After Acts of Terrorism

Contact Your Member of Congress to Take Immediate Action

Help a High School or College Student Get to a March with NFTY

(Please indicate either NFTY or College or both in donation link)

 

WRJ Women Act Resource Center

Click here to download the Social Action Rings Toolkit

Click to download the 2015 Resolutions Guide

Click here to download the 2017 WRJ Advocacy Plan

Click here to download the 2016 Advocacy Guide

Click here to download the 2017 Advocacy Guide