Bend the Arc, interfaith groups rally for a just tax system

Bend the Arc Jewish Action Director Hadar Susskind, Rabbi Esther Lederman, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), Rabbi Jason Kimelman-Block, who serves as Senior Director of Leadership Initiatives and Rabbi-in-Residence at Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice, Rabbi Elizabeth Richman, and Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), gather December 20, 2012, on Capitol Hill, to urge Congress to ensure that the wealthiest Americans pay their fair share of taxes to protect the most vulnerable
Bend the Arc Jewish Action Director Hadar Susskind, Rabbi Esther Lederman, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), Rabbi Jason Kimelman-Block, who serves as Senior Director of Leadership Initiatives and Rabbi-in-Residence at Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice, Rabbi Elizabeth Richman, and Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), gather December 20, 2012, on Capitol Hill, to urge Congress to ensure that the wealthiest Americans pay their fair share of taxes to protect the most vulnerable Americans. The candles represent the thousands of Jews across America calling for a just tax system and a moral budget.
Mae Singerman, Jewish Social Justice Roundtable Coordinator

This morning an interfaith group of religious leaders, including Rabbi Esther Lederman of Temple Micah, Sister Simone Campbell, Imam Makhdoom Zia of the Mustafa Center, and Bishop Don Williams of Bread for the World, along with Members of Congress Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Rosa DeLauro and Keith Ellison, gathered to together ride a bus to the Hill to lobby Congressmen to protect the most vulnerable Americans. Bend the Arc Jewish Action was one of the organizing groups, as part of its campaign to“Sunset Tax Cuts for the Wealthiest Two Percent,” and Rabbi Lederman is one of 300 rabbis Bend the Arc organized to sign a letter calling on Congress to allow the temporary tax cuts for those making more than $250,000 annually, to expire.

 

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