RAC-FL

 A project of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, RAC-FL is locally-led and collectively organizing Reform Jewish congregations and communities statewide to build a more just and compassionate Florida. 

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On Wednesday, May 1, 2024, thousands of Floridians lost their right to bodily autonomy and reproductive healthcare as a six-week abortion ban took effect in our state. RAC-FL congregations, communities, and our allies stand ready to ensure the ban ends and Reproductive Freedom wins on Tuesday, November 5, 2024!

In April, the Florida Supreme Court announced that the Amendment to Limit Government Interference in Abortion (Amendment 4) was now in the hands of voters in November.

Together with our allies, partners, and congregations, we will focus on mobilizing turnout, hosting phone banks, post-carding, and texting with Florida voters to encourage voter turnout through continued education and awareness of the ballot measure.

How can you make a difference? We need everyone's hands on deck as the amendment requires 60% approval to pass to ensure the continued sweeping victories of states that have won since the overturn of Roe v. Wade in June 2022.

Be with us as we make history and ensure every vote is counted and every voice is heard!

Upcoming ACTION NIGHTS!

Phone Bank Nights: Florida's voting laws now require voters who access the ballot via Vote by Mail to request a ballot after every election cycle. Be with us as we ensure that thousands of voters understand how to "re-enroll."

  • June Phone Bank Action Night - Thursday, June 27, 2024, 6-8 pm EDT. Be with us as we connect with Florida voters to ensure they have a plan to vote in November. Training will be provided, then calls to voters and a quick debrief before we end at 8pm ET. REGISTER NOW.

June Webinar Action Night - Tuesday, June 4, 2024, 7-8:15pm, EDT

"Dos and Don'ts" when discussing Reproductive Freedom. Be with us as we learn with our partner Damiel Filer, Communication Director, on Yes on 4 how to talk about Amendment 4 and Reproductive Freedom. REGISTER NOW.

Postcard to Florida Voters: ORDER HERE - please allow 2-3 weeks to process your order.

Gather your family, friends, neighbors, and congregations to ensure Florida voters know that Reproductive Freedom (Amendment 4 - the measure to limit government interference with abortion access.) is on the ballot in November.

If you have questions, please don't hesitate to contact leaders in your congregation or Michele Eiger - RAC-FL State Organizer.

RAC-FL Victories

We have been building RAC-FL since 2018 when we organized around the successful passage of Amendment 4, and in 2019 we partnered with immigration justice organizations to close the Homestead child detention center. In 2020 we channeled our energy into Every Voice, Every Vote: The Reform Movement’s Civic Engagement Campaign, through which we mobilized over ten thousand members/voter contacts in our congregations and communities and worked in partnership across lines of difference to mobilize low-propensity voters and combat voter suppression.  

Past Events

2020 Launch and Civic Engagement Campaign

RAC-FL officially launched in July 2020, in conjunction with our statewide Civic Engagement Campaign, a part of Every Voice: The Reform Movement’s 2020 Civic Engagement Campaign. Our goals were to ensure that every voice was heard, and every vote counted in this past election and to begin building our RAC-FL base across the state. This campaign focused on: 

  • Mobilizing our congregations to become 100% voting communities 
  • Combatting voter suppression by mobilizing low propensity voters through phone banking in partnership with the New Florida Majority Education Fund
  • Engaging with County Supervisors of Elections in partnership with All Voting Is Local to ensure full access to the ballot for every eligible voter

Learn More about RAC-FL

RAC-FL Mission Statement:

RAC-FL is a locally-led project of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, collectively organizing Reform Jewish congregations and communities statewide to build a more just and compassionate Florida.

RAC-FL will achieve this mission by:

  • Advocating a vision of a more just, equitable and fair Florida.

We will do this through:

  • Supporting legislative and administrative changes that benefit all Floridians
  • Publicly sharing Jewish teachings on social justice issues
  • Building relationships with elected and governmental officials, locally and statewide
  • Coordinating efforts in coalition based on our shared values
  • Organizing Reform Jews to build our power to effectuate change across the state

We will do this through:

  • Inspiring Reform Jews to pursue social justice in keeping with our tradition's teachings
  • Educating Reform Jews on the real-life impact of issues of justice and fairness confronting the people of Florida
  • Training congregations to build their own social justice leadership teams
  • Motivating Reform Jews to take action, on their own and in partnership
  • Seeking and building partnerships across lines of difference based on our shared pursuit of justice
  • Building a sustainable organization in the State of Florida

We will do this through:

  • Developing social justice leadership across the state through education, training, and teaching
  • Empowering individuals and congregations to respond to social justice issues within their community
  • Bringing together congregations across the state

Contact and Support Our Team

Contact Michele Eiger, RAC-FL State Organizer, to learn more and get involved. 

You can financially support this critical organizing work in Florida by giving online or contacting Rabbi Melissa Stollman

Learn More and Get Involved

Donate to RAC-FL

Support our work in Florida! We need your assistance to provide ongoing training and resources so that we can have an impact in FL through this campaign and beyond.