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Civic Engagement - Voter Engagement

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As we work together to fulfill the sacred mandate of tikkun olam, world repair, non-partisan civic engagement in service of our enduring values is an essential way that we stay active in our communities.

Use these Voter Engagement resources to help your community plan its strategy for meaningful, Jewish, nonpartisan civic engagement in 2020.

 

Featured Resource: Voter Engagement Toolkit

 

Voter Engagement Resources

  • Voter Engagement Toolkit - Mobilizing our communities to vote will help us have better access to elected officials and increased clout, putting us in a stronger position to advocate for the issues we care about. Get started on with this toolkit.

  • Voter Pledge Card Order Form - Research shows people are more likely to vote if they have publicly pledged to do so. View a preview and order copies of the RAC's voter pledge postcard and use it to help turn out your congregants and community members to vote! Also, download this instruction sheet for utilizing the pledge card.

  • Voter Engagement Contact Spreadsheet Template - Use this template to keep track of voter contacts between now and November 2020.

  • Voter Engagement Webinar Training - The Religious Action Center hosted an online training on best practices around voter engagement work including registration, education and turnout. You can watch the recording and view the slides in the Social Action group in the Tent

  • Community Voting Pledge and Voting Blessing with Instruction Guide - Download and learn how to effectively use our community voting pledge, blessing for voters, and pledge to vote postcard together to help increase voter turnout in your community.

  • Friends and Family Plan How-To Guide - Of all the voter engagement techniques studies in the 2016 election cycle, the "Friends and Family Plan" was the most effective at getting new and infrequent voters to go to the polls on election day. Coming soon! 

  • Resources for Engaging Young Voters 
     

General Resources

  • Planning Your Community's Civic Engagement Work - Having a clear plan for your community’s civic engagement efforts can help ensure your efforts are successful. Use this resource as a guide to start your work off on the right track.

  • Rules for 501(c)3 Nonprofit Civic Engagement - Voter and candidate engagement work conducted in a nonpartisan way does not constitute prohibited activities and will not jeopardize your 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status. 

  • Civic Engagement Jewish Text Studies - Use the following texts, commentaries, and discussion questions to help root your Reform Jewish community’s civic engagement efforts in Jewish values and teachings. 

 

Resources for the Shabbat preceding the election

 

Communications and Publicity Resources

 

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