Jewish Values in Action
Election Year Community Engagement Guide
JCPA created this webpage of resources, tools, priority issues, and best practices to assist Jewish Community Relations Councils (JCRC) and Jewish advocates with organizing candidate programs and “Get Out the Vote” activities.
Important elections at the federal, state, and local levels are just months away, with vital issues—including the economy, civil rights, poverty, climate change, immigration, national security, and the U.S.-Israel relationship—at stake. The Jewish community has a rich and proud tradition of civic engagement and voter education. As Election Day approaches, the JCPA strongly encourages JCRCs to work with local synagogues and partner with Jewish community groups to organize voter education events and candidate outreach activities.
It is a core American Jewish value—a civic and religious duty—to participate in the democratic process by educating ourselves about critical issues and, most importantly, turning out to vote. These efforts will help to ensure that the Jewish community has a voice in shaping our country’s policies at every level of government.
JCRCs play an important role in this arena by fostering relationships with elected officials, engaging the local Jewish community, and serving as a bridge between the two.
Click here for a helpful election engagement timeline.