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Civic Engagement Campaign Continues

In the state of Georgia, a candidate for the U.S. Senate must receive more than 50 percent of the vote to win – but on November 3rd, no candidate for either of the two open Senate seats reached that threshold. As a result, Georgia is having a run-off election on January 5, 2021, for both of its U.S. Senate seats. Our work on this election is an extension of the Reform Movement’s broader 2020 civic engagement campaign.

Every Voice, Every Vote is the Reform Jewish Movement’s 2020 civic engagement campaign, a non-partisan effort to strengthen our democracy by encouraging everyone to participate in U.S. elections. As Reform Jews, we believe democracy is strongest when everyone participates – and it suffers when citizens are shut out from the democratic process.

Voting is how we determine our future. It is how we fulfill the Talmudic teaching that a ruler is not to be appointed unless the community is first consulted. It is our prayer. It is our voice. This non-partisan campaign ensures that Reform Jewish values are present in the public square during this urgent time in our nation’s history.

Here’s how Beth Am members can participate:

  1. CONTACT GEORGIA VOTERS: Join Women of Reform Judaism for both of our action nights of phone banking with partner organization Reclaim Our Vote, to contact low propensity voters of Color in Georgia.  Register for Monday, December 14, from 3:00-5:00 PM PST and/or  register for Monday, December 21, from 3:00-5:00 PM PST. Look for notice of other phone banking opportunities via the Beth Am Tzedek Committee. (If you aren't subscribed to the Beth Am Tzedek email distribution list, login to your Beth Am online account and visit the subscription page.
  2. SEND POSTCARDS TO GEORGIA VOTERS:  Beth Am has once again partnered with Reclaim Our Vote and the New Georgia Project to send postcards to voters in Georgia. Use the Reclaim Our Vote Postcard Guide to participate. Contact Beth Am member Tim Taich for postcards and address lists. Postcards must be mailed by Monday, December 7.
  3. STAY UPDATED: Look for emails about from Beth Am about other opportunities to participate in the Georgia-focused civic engagement work. Subscribe to updates from the Religious Action Center.
Fri, November 27 2020 11 Kislev 5781