The systematic disenfranchisement of key segments of the voting population continues to challenge the integrity of the elections process and undermine our democracy. Since the Supreme Court’s 2013 decision gutting the Voting Rights Act, many states have enacted laws that suppress the vote, targeting low-income communities and communities of color. At this very moment dozens of states are moving to enact new voter suppression laws not seen since the Jim Crow era. This is both a civil rights and a racial justice issue – and a Jewish concern to its core.

JCPA believes that the right to vote and participate in our democracy is a core American Jewish value—a civic and religious duty. The bedrock of our democratic process is the right of every eligible citizen to cast a ballot and have that ballot counted. Achieving a government that is responsive to the needs and aspirations of its people is possible only through maximum citizen participation in the electoral process.

Our top voting rights priorities are increasing access to the ballot box, strengthening democratic institutions, and expanding representation. We are pushing for the restoration and expansion of the Voting Rights Act, and sweeping democracy reforms to prevent voter suppression, help improve elections, advance voting rights (including for formerly incarcerated people), and reform campaign finance and ethics rules. JCPA maintains its long-standing support D.C. Statehood, which would ensure the same political rights for residents of the District as for those of rest of the country.

Take Action Donate


Elana Ayalon

May 23, 2024

Jewish Insider: Across political and religious spectrum, 61 Jewish groups urge House to take up antisemitism bill

May 22, 2024

Broad Coalition of 61 National Jewish Organizations Urge Swift Congressional Action on Countering Antisemitism Act


Ben Meyerson

May 14, 2024

JCPA Statement Marking Two Years Since the Buffalo Attack

May 12, 2024

Jewish Telegraphic Agency: Despite deep divides over Gaza, a Jewish leader seeks allies in defense of democracy

May 9, 2024

New Partnership Will Mobilize to Counter Rising Bigotry, Defend Democracy Spearheaded by Jewish Council for Public Affairs

May 9, 2024

JCPA Launches New Action Networks to Protect Democracy and Combat Hate

May 7, 2024

Jewish Council for Public Affairs Responds to President Biden’s Remarks at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Days of Remembrance Ceremony

April 22, 2024

The Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle: Antisemitism is a threat to all