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Two smiling teen girls holding signs that say FUTURE VOTER and SOCIAL JUSTICE ADVOCATE

Civic engagement, with voting at its center, is essential to our Reform Jewish values. Our sacred texts teach us that every voice in the community must be heard when it comes to making important decisions. Here's how to get involved this year. 

Jessica Becker
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With Netanyahu still in power, issues of religious pluralism, equality, and civil marriage will likely take a backseat, leaving the power of the ultra-Orthodox Chief Rabbinate firmly in place and leaving little hope for progressive change.

Rabbi Josh Weinberg
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Editor's note: The text that follows was presented before a live audience at the 2019 Union for Reform Judaism Biennial.

Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner
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This year, Canada’s federal election will take place on October 21, at the same time as the holidays of Sh’mini

Dara Lithwick
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As we look ahead to the 2020 general election, we must continue to embrace our civic duty to vote and reaffirm the values backed in the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

Ali Rosenblatt
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On February 13, 2018, I turned 18. For the first time in my life, I had the right to show up at the ballot box, to raise my voice, and to cast my vote.

Zoe Terner
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liberal Jews in Israel need liberal Jews in North America. We need each other. We vote here. You vote there.

Alden Solovy
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It’s election season in Israel, a country whose vibrant democracy is different than that found in either the U.S. or Canada. Let’s explore some of these differences.

Jo-Ann Mort
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Today is the day we act by voting – taking the step that will help move us from desiring a better world to building a better world.

Julie Bank
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"Vote / Because it’s a mitzvah to do / Vote / Because you’re an American Jew..."

Rabbi Paul Kipnes

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