Voting Rights

Voting Rights

Sign outside polling place that says: Vote Here

Defending the right to vote is part of our Movement’s legacy and as the 2018 election season begins, we are launching a powerful, nonpartisan civic engagement campaign.

Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner

From now through Election Day, the Reform Movement and our allies will be vigorously defending the right to vote and access to the polls, and we’ll be doing our part to encourage and ensure high voter turnout. Join us.

Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner

This evening we launch Nitzavim: Standing Up for Voter Protection and Participation, the Reform Movement’s nonpartisan election year voting rights initiative. Here's how you can participate, tonight and beyond.

Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner

This High Holidays season, as we think about racial justice and voting rights this late summer and fall, we’re also thinking about other key issues that are important to repairing our broken world and combating racial injustice.

By Sarah Greenberg

Rev. William Barber and NAACP President Cornell Brooks have asked us to build on our significant participation in America's Journey for Justice last summer by protecting the right to vote this election year. We’re saying “Yes" by launching Nitzavim: Standing Up for Voter Protection and Participation. Here's how we're doing our part and how you can lead the effort.

Rabbis Rick Jacobs, Steven A. Fox, & Jonah Dov Pesner

Saturday, June 25 marks the third anniversary of the Supreme Court’s ruling in the case Shelby County v. Holder. With a 5-4 vote, the Court struck down a crucial component of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, opening the door for states and localities with a history of restrictive voting practices to change their election laws, without first seeking preclearance from the federal government.

Barbara Weinstein

As Jews and American citizens we have an obligation to participate in the election process to ensure that our country's policies at the local, state and national levels reflect our commitment to social justice. It is our civic duty to register promptly, to educate ourselves and others about the critical issues, and to vote!

Tracy Wolf