I was raised by an American History teacher for whom missing any election, even ones when no major national or statewide offices are at stake, is a grave sin against democracy. (Thanks Mom for the guilt!) This means that I’ll be trekking to the polls early on Tuesday morning November 2 to vote in the midterm elections. But not everyone has a needling Jewish mother. Many will stay home on Election Day and their voices won’t get heard.
This year there is something you can do aside from casting your own ballot — you can take others to the polls with you! Define America 2010, a campaign of the newly-formed Jewish Social Justice Round Table, is a major initiative to get Jews to help increase voter turnout through local outreach.