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December 21, 2014 | 29th Kislev 5775

Sample Press Release

Sample Press Release:

[YOUR CONGREGATION]’s Members Advocate in State Capital

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Name: The Reform Movement has long advocated for expanded health coverage, and today the members of [YOUR CONGREGATION] brought the issue to our state representatives. We were excited by the interest and momentum we saw today in our state capital on this life-saving issue.

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[CITY AND STATE, DATE OF EVENT] – Members, lay leaders, and clergy of [YOUR CONGREGATION] came together in our state capital today to discuss with members of the legislature the importance of universal health care for all Americans, an issue of deep importance to [YOUR CONGREGATION] and the Reform Jewish Movement as a whole. Today’s visits were part of the congregation’s recent education and advocacy initiative focusing on universal health care. The group met with both Democrat and Republican members of the state legislature. [Choose who will be the representative issuing the statement from your congregation – rabbi? Organizer? Include their name and title here.] Dr. Moses Goldenblatt, Chair of [YOUR CONGREGATION]’s Social Action Committee and organizer of today’s event, issued the following statement:

"Today’s visits were a wonderful opportunity to talk with members of our state government about the importance of universal health coverage for all [Arizonans] and, indeed, all Americans. This is an issue of longstanding importance to the Reform Movement. This is not a partisan issue – in modern society, which places a very high value on good health as a necessity for full participation in American life, the financial costs of medical care have risen to a level that effectively bars large numbers of people from relief from suffering. Medical care is not simply another commodity. Medical care is about saving and improving the quality of lives and the people of our state deserve nothing less.

The Reform Movement has long advocated for expanded health coverage, and today the members of [YOUR CONGREGATION] brought the issue to our state representatives. We were excited by the interest and momentum we saw today in our state capital on this life-saving issue. Our tradition teaches us that human life is of infinite value and that the preservation of life supersedes almost all other considerations, and with lay leaders, rabbis, cantors, and members of our synagogue, we demonstrated our collective commitment to this issue of social justice and equality. Representatives [LIST A FEW NAMES HERE] were just a few of the members with which we were privileged to meet.

We hope to continue to work with members of the [YOUR STATE] legislature on universal health care and other issues of common concern, and look forward to building on the relationships established during today’s visits.

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