Civic Engagement 2020: Mobilize Our Voters

Compelled by our Jewish history and values, we take seriously citizenship and the right to pick our leaders – and now more than ever, we see the importance of strong leadership.

The Every Voice, Every Vote campaign aims to reach 100 percent voter participation across the Reform Movement. The following resources can help you mobilize Reform voters in your congregation or community.

Start Here: Resources for Launching Your Efforts

Before you begin the work of voter engagement, take time for the following.

Get to Work: Resources for Voter Engagement

Now that you’re ready to begin, leverage these resources for your civic engagement work.

  • Watch our virtual voter mobilization training: Watch our Mobilizing Our Voters training to learn about the tools, resources, and strategies available to you through this campaign to mobilize your Jewish community and personal networks to turn out in full to vote in the 2020 election.
     
  • Download the Mobilizing Our Voters Toolkit: Use this voter engagement toolkit to help your community plan its strategy for meaningful, Jewish, nonpartisan civic engagement in 2020.
     
  • Start using the app: Use the Empower App, a tool that allows you to organize the people you know to register and vote, to strengthen existing relationships and find common ground to build power and affect change.  
     
  • Share digital voter pledge cards: Research shows that people are more likely to vote if they have pledged to do so and made a voting plan. Commit to vote and encourage others to do the same with this digital voter pledge form.
     
  • Encourage participation via social media: Download our "I am a Reform Jew and I vote" sign and circulate it on your congregational social media accounts, using #ReformJewsVote to spread the word.
     
  • Brush up on best practices: In 2018, we hosted an online training on best practices around voter engagement work, including registration, education and turnout. Watch the recording and view slides in The Tent.
     
  • Read case studies of past successes: Download the 2018 Reform Movement Civic Engagement Case Study Examples for inspiration.

Make it Jewish: Resources for Text Studies

Text StudyCompiled by Reform rabbis, these texts, commentaries, and discussion questions relate to the work of civic engagement.

Jewish Text Resources

Sukkot: Festival of Voting Booths

It is a tradition that we observe as Americans as well, as we enter into booths each fall (and occasionally at other moments during the year) in order to make our voices heard and exercise our right to vote.