Feb 2, 2017

EMERGENCY FAITH BRIEFING CALL TO PROTECT OUR COMMUNITIES - today, Thursday 2/2, at 4pm EST.


 
Dear Rabbi Creditor,

Since last week, we have been hearing rumors that President Trump is preparing to issue an Executive Order that would legalize wide-ranging discrimination against LGBTQ people.
A leaked draft shows that an Executive Order of this type could be devastating to the LGBTQ community.

This type of Executive Order violates the core values of equality and inclusion that are at the heart of Keshet’s mission and the very ethos of Jewish tradition.

Already, since the election, we have heard from many queer Jewish teens – and LGBTQ people of all ages – who feel vulnerable and fearful that their rights will come under attack under this administration. We cannot stand by and watch these fears become our new reality.
Please join Bend the Arc Jewish Action, in partnership with Faith in Public Life and Keshet, today, Thursday 2/2, for an Emergency Faith Briefing call at 4pm EST.

Legal experts from Lambda Legal and Americans United for Separation of Church and State will join the call to answer questions. Also, since this Executive Order may come under the guise of “religious liberty,” we’ll hear from messaging experts who can provide guidance on the best ways to respond to this type of attack.

This Executive Order may masquerade as protecting the rights of people of faith. But, as Jews, we know that discrimination does not protect our religious freedom; it defiles it. Our history and tradition teach us that a just society makes us all stronger. 

EMERGENCY FAITH BRIEFING CALL TO PROTECT OUR COMMUNITIES
TODAY, 2/2 at 4pm EST
Dial: 857.232.0159
At the prompt, dial 212788 to join the call.

I hope you can join us during this crucial time for action.
L’Shalom,
Idit Klein
Executive Director

 
 

 

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