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RAC Civic Engagement Campaign 2020

Every Voice, Every Vote.

 The Reform Movement's 2020 Civic Engagement Campaign

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As Reform Jews, we believe democracy is strongest when everyone participates – and it suffers when citizens are shut out from the democratic process or choose not to engage. 

The Reform Jewish Movement’s 2020 Civic Engagement Campaign encourages all U.S. citizens to exercise their right to vote and to break down obstacles that shut some out of the voting booth.

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What is this campaign?  

Every Voice, Every Vote is the Reform Jewish Movement’s 2020 civic engagement campaign, a nonpartisan effort to strengthen our democracy by encouraging everyone to participate in the U.S. election and ensuring that Reform Jewish values are represented in the public square.

What does the campaign entail?

A ruler is not to be appointed unless the community is first consulted. - Talmud

    This campaign has three areas of focus:

    1. Mobilizing our voters: With outreach in our congregations and communities, our goal is 100 percent voter participation. Learn more.
       
    2. Combating voter suppression: We’re working in coalition to achieve universal voter access and encourage universal participation. Learn more.
       
    3. Engaging student voters: We’re working with youth leaders to significantly increase the number of young voters. Learn more.

    Who is this campaign for?

    We know our impact is strongest when we all act together. If you believe that civic engagement is important for the Jewish community, we want you with us!

    This campaign aims to mobilize the entire Reform Jewish Movement, including congregations, NFTY regions, WRJ sisterhoods, camp communities, and college students. It will also include opportunities for individuals to participate, independent of organized communities.

    How can I get involved?

    1. You shall not hide yourself. DeuteronomySign up to participate: Use this sign-up form to join the campaign, commit to taking action, access our voter engagement toolkits, and more.
       
    2. Attend our trainings:
    3. Join the conversation: If you’re already a member of a Reform community, join the conversation The Tent, the communications and collaboration platform for Reform Jewish leaders. Be sure to use #CivicEngagement in your posts.
       
    4. Learn more: Read RAC Director Rabbi Jonah Pesner's announcement of Every Voice, Every Vote at the URJ Biennial in December 2019.

    And finally: Tell us about your work! We want to celebrate your community’s efforts and make sure they’re counted as part of the campaign, so let us know about your civic engagement work.

    Mobilize Our Voters

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    Compelled by Jewish history and values, we take citizenship and the right to vote seriously. With outreach in our congregations and communities, our goal is 100 percent voter participation.

    Combat Voter Suppression

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    For more than a century, we’ve worked with partners to ensure equal voting access. This year, we’re working in coalition to achieve universal voter access and encourage universal participation. 

    Engage Student Voters

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    As part of our dedication to ensuring under-represented groups have a voice in the voting process, we’re working with youth leaders to significantly increase the number of young voters.