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Civic Engagement

Given Judaism’s respect for the fundamental rights of others and equality, the Reform Movement’s historic support for civil rights and our own synagogue’s previous commitment to equal rights, on August 14, 2018, our Board Of Trustees approved a resolution opposing the proposed constitutional amendment requiring North Carolina citizens present unspecified photo ID to vote.

However, the amendment passed in the November 2018 election. The new ID law “requires” voters to show an acceptable photo ID, beginning later in 2019 – but also has exceptions so people can vote in person without one. The law is complex; it will be hard to administer and will be a barrier to some voters.

Learn More!

Community Forum: What's Next for Voter ID 

See Democracy NC's website for more info: https://democracync.org/take-action/protect-voters/

2018 MidTerm Elections

Our Social Action Committee partnered with the non-partisan Civic Engagement Campaign of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism called  Civic Engagement: Every Synagogue Counts; Every Vote Counts. The campaign sought to bring the full force of the Movement to bear by empowering all people to exercise their right to vote and ensuring that Jewish voices are present in the public square, regardless of party or politics.

As part of our civic engagement work, we are hosted a series of non partisan voter engagement events at Judea: at Taking Care of Business events, select Religious School dates, and other events. 

We called all congregants by phone with information after the High Holy Days.  If you would like to participate in JRC’s Civic Engagement work, please sign up here for voter engagement tables or email SocialAction@JudeaReform.org 

Act now! Email socialaction@judeareform.org to engage and get out the Judea youth vote!
Click here to Help JRC Young Adults Vote

Sat, June 15 2019 12 Sivan 5779