ad reading "place your ad in this space call Keith: 248-351-5107. kfarber@renmedia.us"
from Jackie

Jewish Group Demands Clean DREAM Act

On Wednesday, Jan. 17, Bend the Arc Jewish Action, alongside leaders and grassroots volunteers from across the Jewish community, including the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism and the Anti-Defamation League, will lead an historic act of Jewish civil disobedience to demand that Congress include a clean DREAM Act in the government funding bill. More than 50 participants, including rabbis, are expected to occupy the Russell building on Capitol Hill.

The protest coincides with the Sabbath reading of Exodus, which describes the hardening of Pharaoh’s heart against Moses’s demand to, “Let my people go.”

Jews from many organizations will refuse to be moved as they demand that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan “Let my people STAY.”

The demonstrations begin at 10:30 a.m. “until forcibly removed or a clean DREAM Act vote is promised.”

Co-sponsors:
Anti-Defamation League (ADL)
Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism
Union for Reform Judaism
Carolina Jews for Justice
Congregation Beit Simchat Torah
HIAS
Jewish Community Action
Jewish Council on Urban Affairs
Jewish Labor Committee
Jewish Multiracial Network
Jews United for Justice
National Council of Jewish Women
Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association
Reconstructionist Rabbinical College/Jewish Reconstructionist Communities
T’ruah
Torat Chayim
Uri L’Tzedek

This protest is an escalation of Bend the Arc Jewish Action’s ongoing efforts to protect DREAMers and defend immigrants, including organizing thousands of phone calls from Jewish constituents to their members of Congress.

See the protest.

Newsroom

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Newsletter

Stay up-to-date with the Detroit Jewish New! Subscribe to our Newsletter.

Newsletter

ad reading "place your ad in this space call Keith: 248-351-5107. kfarber@renmedia.us"

Support the Detroit Jewish News Foundation

Support the educational mission of the independent, nonprofit Detroit Jewish News Foundation.

%d bloggers like this: