Adopted by the 2021 Delegates Assembly

Sponsored by the National Council of Jewish Women, Jewish Labor Committee, Union for Reform Judaism, Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston, Jewish Community Relations Council of Atlanta, and Jewish Community Relations Council of Louisville

As recognized in resolutions adopted by the Jewish Council for Public Affairs in 2011 and 2017: “The cornerstone of democracy is the election process. […] The Jewish people have long been committed to ensuring that all eligible citizens are afforded the opportunity to vote and have their votes counted.” The 2020 election had the largest voter turnout in more than 100 years, including 100 million people who voted early by mail or in-person — all with no evidence of systemic voter fraud. States’ efforts to make voting safer in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic not only achieved that goal, but made elections more accessible in many communities. These positive changes should now be made permanent. Instead, the expanded franchise has become the target of anti-democratic forces that hope to roll back these reforms and pass more restrictive measures that would suppress the vote. Our vote is our voice, and we must also protest efforts to circumscribe the rights of other voters. We are obligated to speak up and take action to ensure that every eligible person can cast a vote and have that vote counted.

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