Help Voter Protection and Participation

September 20, 2016 | Filed in: News

mount-zion-temple-blackMount Zion joins Nitzavim  Voter Participation and Protection

Our Yom Kippur Torah reading calls us to stand up — nitzavim — and remember that each of us was counted in the covenant of our people. Every voice was named and every voice mattered. This November, we want all citizens to be counted in our democracy.

Nitzavim is part of our Reform Movement’s racial justice campaign. In partnership with Jewish Community Action, Mount Zion congregants are invited to help protect voter rights and ensure voter participation. This is a strictly non-partisan effort.

You can help

  • 100% Mount Zion Voter Participation We want everyone at Mount Zion who is eligible to vote to be able to vote. Have you recently moved to a new address? Have you just turned 18 (or know someone who has)? You can register to vote online at the Secretary of State’s office. Deadline for pre-registration is October 18, though same-day registration is available. New this year, Minnesota has early voting by absentee. If you prefer to vote in person, let Tzedek Committee member Tom Marver tommymarver1@gmail.com know if you need transportation.
  • Protect the Vote – A Special Opportunity for Lawyers: Volunteer with the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law as a non-partisan poll monitor on Election Day—you will be on site at a polling place answering voters’ questions and looking out for any problems that might disenfranchise voters. Sign up here to help.

If you have any questions, please contact Deb Moses, Mount Zion Tzedek Chair, dmosesstpaul@gmail.com.

 

The Reform Jewish Movement’s partners in this Nitzavim initiative include: the NAACP, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, the PICO National Network, Jewish Community Action, and others.

 

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