The artwork on this note card was created by 5768 WRJ Art Calendar artist Césan d’Ornellas Levine.
Late last week, 200 Reform Jews and advocates for social justice gathered in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina to launch Nitzavim: Standing Up for Voter Protection and Participation. People traveled from near and far to a state that had passed a voter suppression law that targeted black voters with “almost surgical precision” to make a clear statement in support of racial justice and voting rights.
Together, we heard from leaders in our Movement, the North Carolina NAACP and beyond about the importance of this election and ensuring that the votes of people of color will matter across the United States. We learned about one another, developed skills and visited neighborhoods across central North Carolina to register 335 voters and collect pledges from over 400 voters to cast their ballots this fall. Finally, we committed to continuing this work around the country between now and November, and pledged to take action wherever the vote is being suppressed.
To learn more about our launch in North Carolina, you can…
Watch videos of Thursday, August 18’s Tu B’av program at Temple Beth Or in Raleigh on the RAC’s YouTube Page:
View Photos from the Launch on the RAC’s Facebook Page. Be sure to tag your friends!
Read about Nitzavim in the News:
Our work to protect voting rights for all people is far from over. There is so much more that congregations and individuals around the U.S. can do to take part in Nitzavim between now and election day. If you’re ready to stand up for voter protection and participation, pledge to take action now. If you want to learn more about opportunities to register voters, mobilize voters and protect the vote, join us for a webinar on Thursday, August 25 at 1 PM eastern.