Nearly two dozen faith groups joined an initiative led by the Reform Jewish movement calling on President Obama to reconsider his decision not to issue an anti-discrimination executive order.
Seven Jewish organizations signed on to a letter appealing to President Barack Obama to reinstate a hiring anti-discrimination provision based on religion for organizations that receive government contracts.
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