The RAC is short for the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism. It works in conjunction with the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ), the Commission on Social Action (CSA) and the Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR). The RAC functions as the Union’s social justice advocacy branch operating in Washington, DC.
For more than 40 years the RAC has made its presence known to the legislators on Capitol Hill with tireless dedication for achieving Jewish social justice. It is also leading the way on educating and mobilizing Reform Jews nation wide for social justice.
The RAC works on a very broad array of social justice concerns, approaching them with a Jewish standpoint on the issues. Some of the issues that the RAC focuses on are a woman’s right to choose, abolishing the death penalty, establish peace in Israel, expanding and protecting the rights of Gays and Lesbians, securing international religious freedom, fighting against the vouchers program, reforming environmental policy, and fighting AIDS.
To put it simply, the RAC is an advocacy group that speaks out for social justice, social action and, for basic human rights.