Social Justice Community

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of the Congregation Shir Tikvah Social Justice Community (CST SJC) is to advance the cause of Tikkum Olam in the world. We seek to educate ourselves and others as we act to promote issues of social justice based on Jewish and democratic principles. This pursuit of justice must be a collaborative effort to include as many people as possible from the CST and wider communities. Interact with us on Twitter: Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism @TheRAC and on Facebook: Congregation Shir Tikvah: a closed group, ask to become a member of that group. 

Ezekiel 47: Water ( natural and spiritual) brings life: https://www.chabad.org/library/bible_cdo/aid/16145/jewish/Chapter-47.htm


April 27 opportunity: CANVAS FOR WATER AFFORDABILITY

Anyone who has time can sign up to help educate and mobilize Oakland County residents around water affordability. Join the environmental activist community in gathering evidence for research-based legislation. If interested, email lutzlal@gmail.com. Shifts are 2.5 hours long from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

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Water costs balloon in cities along the Great Lakes - PBS

 https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/water-costs-balloon-in-cities-along-th...

For educational content on local water issues and actions for advocacy, see https://www.detroitjewsforjustice.org/

Water utilities are now suing. Should they use the money to fix the problems rather than sue? 

"... Detroit-area water providers are trying to thwart the rule in the Michigan Court of Claims. Filed in mid-December, their lawsuit calls new requirements under the rule “arbitrary,” too costly and ineffective for addressing Michigan’s most serious lead threats. ..." - Bridgemi.com

 https://www.bridgemi.com/michigan-environment-watch/after-flint-michigan...

New definition of waters of the U.S. Environmental groups said the Trump administration proposal would have a sweeping impact on how the country safeguards the nation's waterways, scaling back not just a 2015 Obama administration interpretation of federal jurisdiction, but how federal agencies enforce the 1972 Clean Water Act. Review the Issues and Impact of new regulations: https://www.epa.gov/wotus-rule