The artwork on this note card was created by 5768 WRJ Art Calendar artist Césan d’Ornellas Levine.
From North Carolina to Arkansas, laws that could restrict the right to vote are being debated in state legislatures and challenged in the courts. With changes in both federal and state governments, some key cases we have been watching are weathering major changes, while new proposals are emerging to expand voter ID requirements. Here are three voting rights developments to watch in the coming months:
This week, we read Parshat T’rumah, the Torah portion that marks the beginning of the construction of the Tabernacle. The instructions for building this holy space make it clear that the gifts of all Israelites were welcome. We pursue this vision of an inclusive community as we work to defend the right of all eligible voters to participate in our democracy and oppose efforts to limit that right based on race, class, faith, age, ability or political affiliation. While DOJ’s shifting priorities and continued voter suppression efforts on the state level pose serious challenges, we must continue to promote the right to vote at all levels of government. Take action now by urging Congress to strengthen the Voting Rights Act and learn more about Jewish values and voting rights at RAC.org/vote.