Volunteering and voting are two key facets of civic engagement in the US. The Talmud teaches us that “a ruler shouldn’t be appointed unless the community is first consulted.” (Berachot 55a) We won’t wait around to be consulted — instead, we’re going to learn, act, and vote according to our values, building and deepening local community partnerships that continue past November. We scoured the internet to help you learn more, register, get connected, and (of course) volunteer!
Without further ado: here is a (non-exhaustive) list of resources to use and share through your own on social media — show us your love and how you are getting involved by tagging @RepairtheWorld on social media.
Volunteer: Protect our Right to Vote
- Learn about 3 Ways to Volunteer on Election Day from Points of Light
- Promote the Vote, Protect the Vote: Volunteering on Election Day from The National Council of Jewish Women
- Carpool2Vote is a free rideshare app that introduces volunteer drivers to voters needing a ride to the polls
- Learn more about becoming a poll worker from the US Election Assistance Commission
Your Right to Vote
- How to register to vote in every US state and territory (US Election Assistance Commission)
- Know Your Voting Rights (Rock the Vote)
- Find your Polling Place (vote.org) Use the state-by-state links to find your polling place (the interactive portion at the top of the page is not up to date)
- Resources about Voting with Disabilities in Each State (nonprofitvote.org)
Jewish Texts on the Importance of Civic Engagement and Voting
- In collaboration with our friends at Hillel’s MitzVote Campaign, the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, and URJ Youth: Voting Our Values, A Text Study
- From our partners at the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism
More Resources from the Jewish Community on Voting and Civic Engagement
- The Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism Civic Engagement Campaign resources:
- The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW)
Keep in mind: the resources on this page are non-partisan, but we encourage you to volunteer for candidates and causes that you are passionate about.