TBE Supports Civic Engagement Initiative
The Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (RAC) Launches Civil Action Campaign
The TBE Social Action / Social Justice Committee would like to introduce the RAC’s Civic Engagement Initiative’s three pillars and engage the TBE community in what we will be working on through November.
This project is called Civic Engagement: Every Congregation Counts, Every Vote Counts:
“As we work together to fulfill the sacred mandate of tikkun olam, world repair, nonpartisan civic engagement in service of our enduring values is an essential way that we stay active in our communities.
This nonpartisan campaign will 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. This campaign has three pillars: Voter Engagement, Candidate Engagement, and Ballot Initiatives.
This campaign seeks to mobilize the entire Reform Jewish community — be it through a congregation, a NFTY region, sisterhood, a camp community, or campus activism. We know our Movement is strongest when we act together. If you believe that civic engagement is important for the Jewish community, we want you with us.
RAC will host a series of webinars and distribute targeted resources to support local and congregational civic engagement. Whether you are aiming for 100% voter participation in your synagogue, registering voters in your community, interested in hosting a candidate forum, or supporting a local ballot initiative, this is the place to start.”
Please feel free to contact a member of Temple Beth El’s Social Action / Social Justice Committee with any question that you might have.