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Workers’ rights, Labor Day and Jewish values: It’s time to pass a domestic workers bill of rights

J Weekly | August 30, 2012

Bay Area Regional Council member Paul Kivel makes the case for the California Domestic Workers Bill of Rights: "Ki Teitzei, the Torah portion read in congregations around the world the Shabbat before Labor Day this year, commands employers to be fair and honest in their dealings with employees (Deuteronomy 24:14-15), and it obligates Jews to practice mutual aid (Deuteronomy 22:1-4)."

If I Were a Rich Man Tour on Hardball

Hardball | August 29, 2012

The participants of the "If I Were a Rich Man" Tour have an impromptu chat with Chris Matthews on Hardball, at the Republican National Convention in Tampa.

Hurricane Isaac makes its way to Florida - as does the 'If I were a rich man' protest

Haaretz | August 29, 2012

A group of young Jews making their way through several states on a tour called "If I Were a Rich Man" will join other activists at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida. The participants, including a rabbi, came together to convey the message to politicians and the public that the Bush era tax cuts for those making more than $250,000 annually should expire.

If I Were A Rich Man Tour 2012

The Jewish Journal | August 25, 2012

Bend the Arc leader Tera Greene reflects on her participation in the "If I Were A Rich Man Tour" for tax fairness making its way across the country, stopping in districts of some of the wealthiest members of Congress, from both parties, asking why they continue to vote based on the interests of their millionaire supporters instead of defending the best interests of their constituents.

Bend the Arc sends activists to push for tax cuts for the wealthy repeal

St. Louis Jewish Light | August 23, 2012

St. Louis Jewish Light- Nine young political activists have started out on an eight-state “If I Were a Rich Man” tour to push for the repeal of the Pres. George W. Bush-era tax cuts for the wealthy. The young people are targeting the districts of Congress members who support tax cuts for those making more than $250,000 annually.